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Bieber fever 10-30-2011 03:14 PM

what is our biggest need ?
 
Just wondering what will be our biggest need when Markov will return ?

Paciorrety-gomez-Gionta
Cam-plekanec-Cole
DD-Eller-AK
Moen-Nokelainen-Darche
Blunden/White

Markov-Gorges
Spacek-Subban
Gill-Weber
Diaz/Campolie/Emelin

Price
Budaj

top 6 foward ? Top 4 defensman, 3rd/4th liner ? more depth ? center ? goaltending ?

OneSharpMarble 10-30-2011 03:17 PM

Remove gomez and get a one dimensional sniper.

Jesse Pinkman 10-30-2011 03:19 PM

Someone who's not afraid to drop the gloves, but can play hockey.

Moen is one of those, but he needs help. Someone a la Chris Neil for example.

DekeLikeYouMeanIt 10-30-2011 03:31 PM

#1 of everything except for goalies.

TheBuriedHab 10-30-2011 03:32 PM

A hard nosed physical Dman.

ThaDevilGirl 10-30-2011 03:33 PM

#1 need would be consistency.
#2 need would be health.

I believe this team could do some damage with consistency and health.

Forsead 10-30-2011 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Inf1n1te (Post 38720969)
Someone who's not afraid to drop the gloves, but can play hockey.

Moen is one of those, but he needs help. Someone a la Chris Neil for example.

Ryan White ?

MXD 10-30-2011 03:45 PM

SOB D-Men.

68 10-30-2011 03:50 PM

Team toughness!

The Kremelin Wall* 10-30-2011 03:54 PM

Markov really is our biggest need. Right now we are beasts at even strength. PP is decent but with Markov we become best in the league type dangerous on the PP. Also less Cammy on the PK, more Nokelainen. Eller on the PK is nice though.

Obviously we need a "#1 center with size", but so do 24 teams in the league or so. There's really only Malkin, Getzlaf, Staal, Thornton, Kopitar and Spezza. Maybe Lecavalier and Carter, but I don't think either are #1 centers, and in Carters case is big but doesn't really use his size.

Honestly Gomez being off the team and a big center in his place would make this team a contender. I'd also say move Gionta off the team and convert DD to wing in the top 6. You don't even need a particularly offensive center to play with Patches and DD since they will create their own. Maybe a Hanzal type.

Paciorrety-Center-DD
Cam-plekanec-Cole
Moen-Eller-AK
White-Nokelainen-Blunden
Darche

Markov-Emelin
Gorges-Subban
Diaz-Weber

Price
Budaj

Is my ideal lineup. I like it because you get three lines who can handle being line matched against top pairings and whoever gets the bottom pairing will usually end up on the scoreboard. I'm sure people will moan about inexperience on D and not playing Gill/Spacek but whatever. They aren't going to be here next year and I think that D corps could be our D of the future until Tinordi/Beaulieu/Ellis/etc earn a spot. We can afford to trade one of Diaz or Weber though eventually if we have problems with being "soft". That's why I placed them as the bottom pairing though, easiest assignments and their job is to move the puck quickly into the other zone. Also they make a nice #2 PP unit team, with Markov-Subban being the obvious go to pairing.

Subnordi 10-30-2011 03:56 PM

Guys that will kick anyone else's ass if they even look at our goalie wrong, and on top of that, 30 goals, 40 assists, 100 points. RIP Belak

Mike Vernon* 10-30-2011 04:00 PM

gritty players

WhiskeySeven 10-30-2011 04:03 PM

Number 1 Centre for sure. With the 7m in space if we had Brad Richards (for instance) this team would be a perennial contender.

snakeye 10-30-2011 04:11 PM

Steve Ott.

Jake5 10-30-2011 04:17 PM

one more gritty bottom 6 guy who other teams are actually afraid of
a center to replace Gomez (doesn't have to be a big guy, just someone who might actually be able to help the team)
another top 4 D would be nice (but not necessary, our D has always been more than the sum of it's parts), we've got like 6 good bottom pairing guys but not enough top-end talent on the blue line.

24stanleycups* 10-30-2011 04:17 PM

Health. And if we get an opportunity to upgrade on Gomez. Take it. but other than that. Our team is stacked.

overlords 10-30-2011 04:19 PM

Ryan White, Andrei Markov and at the deadline if we think we can do some real damage in the playoffs, either a top line offensive thread or (my choice) a gritty, hard nosed stay at home shut-down defenseman.

FiveForDrawingBlood 10-30-2011 04:19 PM

I like to put a package together for a #1 center. Once Markov returns that is.

Aurel Joliat 10-30-2011 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MXD (Post 38722099)
SOB D-Men.

This !

Toastman 10-30-2011 04:38 PM

Someone who knows how to clear the front of the net !

pine* 10-30-2011 04:44 PM

Elite offensive player

(for the record, I do not consider Plekanec, Moen, Cammalleri, Gionta, Gomez, Pacioretty, Eller, Desharnais, Kostitsyn, Cole as elite offensive players)

Mike Vernon* 10-30-2011 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jake5 (Post 38723571)
one more gritty bottom 6 guy who other teams are actually afraid of
a center to replace Gomez (doesn't have to be a big guy, just someone who might actually be able to help the team)
another top 4 D would be nice (but not necessary, our D has always been more than the sum of it's parts), we've got like 6 good bottom pairing guys but not enough top-end talent on the blue line.

I actually think at least 2 more our team just seems too soft to compete in the playoffs (if we make it there)

BLONG7 10-30-2011 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Inf1n1te (Post 38720969)
Someone who's not afraid to drop the gloves, but can play hockey.

Moen is one of those, but he needs help. Someone a la Chris Neil for example.

We have a winner!!! :yo:

Habsterix* 10-30-2011 05:57 PM

A head coach and some toughness on the bottom two lines.

neofury* 10-30-2011 06:00 PM

I would love to get a guy like RJ Umberger :D

When Markov is back we won't really badly need a C imo. Plekanec is a good enough 1B and Eller will likely be a solid C. For the time being Gomer/DD can be 3rd line C and we'll have plenty of time to draft another C by the time Gomer's contract expires.


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