What I hope the lines are on opening day

Ticallion961
09-27-2003, 12:35 PM
Koltsov-Lemieux-Morozv
Straka-Kraft-Fata
Murley-Beech-Bradley
Simpson-Eastwood-Buchburger

Orpik-Tarnstrom
Focht-Lupaschuk
Rozsival-Begivin

Melichar will go on the top pairing when he gets back

Fleury
Caron

Thoughts?

hab 4ever
09-27-2003, 12:45 PM
Koltsov-Lemieux-Morozv
Straka-Kraft-Fata
Murley-Beech-Bradley
Simpson-Eastwood-Buchburger

Orpik-Tarnstrom
Focht-Lupaschuk
Rozsival-Begivin

Melichar will go on the top pairing when he gets back

Fleury
Caron

Thoughts?


Where the hell is Ramzi Abid ?
Lefebre should also be there as the third-line center ...
McKenna is more useful than Simpson ...
Pittsburgh has something like 2 days left to sign Fleury ....
When will Melichar be back ?

DJ Spinoza
09-27-2003, 12:49 PM
Lefebvre will not be in the lineup, he was cut a few days ago.

McKenna may end up playing defense opening day.

Kraft and Beech have a long way to go before I pencil them in. They need to step it up, otherwise their spot(s) may end up going to even a guy like Armstrong.

Holzinger will be on the team. I think Simpson will be in Wilkes Barre.

And Abid is included with Kraft and Beech, he needs to earn his spot still too.

GoPenguins
09-27-2003, 12:51 PM
I dont see Simpson staying up here over McKenna, especially as they seem to like the fact he can fill in as an emergency defenseman. I am pretty certain Simpson was signed to provide grit for the Baby Pens.
I also dont think they will cut Brerehowsky. Here's my predicted lines, Personally am not a Meloche fan and would have preferred Lefebvre, but he is in WB for now.

Lemiuex-Straka-Koltsov
Abid-Fata-Morozov
Murley-Beech-Bradley
Buchberger-Eastwood-Kostopoulos/Meloche

Additional: McKenna, Holzinger

Focht-Tarnstrom
Roszival*-Boileau
Brerehowsky-Orpik

Additional: Bergevin, Melichar*

Fleury
Caron

* - if healthy....otherwise I think Lupaschuk or Scuderi stay til the others are healthy

Big McLargehuge
09-27-2003, 12:55 PM
just for the record...we have until October 6th to sign Fleury.

Ticallion961
09-27-2003, 01:17 PM
Where the hell is Ramzi Abid ?
Lefebre should also be there as the third-line center ...
McKenna is more useful than Simpson ...
Pittsburgh has something like 2 days left to sign Fleury ....
When will Melichar be back ?

Abid can't skate, hes only useful on a powerplay..i've seen him play more than most.

Lefebvre - you might be right, i havn't seen much of him

Mckenna - if they put him back on forward, i couldn't care less if him or simpson played

Like i said i hope fleury is the starter, but i doubt he will be, he's something else

not sure about melichar

Koltsov71
09-27-2003, 01:22 PM
Lemiuex-Straka-Koltsov
Abid-Fata-Morozov
Murley-Beech-Bradley
Buchberger-Eastwood-Kostopoulos/Meloche

Additional: McKenna, Holzinger

That looks pretty close to what I'm thinking.

Although, I'm still not sold on Abid.

Big McLargehuge
09-27-2003, 01:22 PM
Melichar should be back within a couple weeks. He'll miss nominal playing time.

#1GuinFan
09-27-2003, 01:43 PM
Koltsov - Lemieux - Morozov
Straka - Fata - Kraft
Murley - Holzinger - Abid (does he have to pass through waivers? cuase if not pencil Bradley here)
Buchberger - Eastwood - Bradley/Kostopolous
ex. McKenna, Meloche 4th line call up

Berehowsky - Tarnstrom
Orpik - Bergevin
Focht - Boileau

Pencil Melichar in Bergevin's spot when he's healthy and Rozy in Boileau's spot when healthy.

Fleury/Caron

The Tang
09-27-2003, 02:20 PM
Mario-Straka-Koltsov
Abid-Fata-Morozov
Murley-Holzinger-Bradley
Buchburger-Eastwood-McKenna

Tanrstrom-Berehowsky
Focht-Orpik
Roszival-Bergevin (Melichar when he comes back)

Fleury
Caron

extra's: Kraft

call ups:
1st/2nd line: Malone, Beech
3rd/4th line: Lefevbre, TK, Meloche, Simpson (if playing rival/ physical team)