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Capt Brycey Poo 01-06-2013 06:06 AM

Lockout is over
 
Good morning America!

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=6...d=nhl:topheads

Im so excited about this, thought this one deserves a thread of its own

SimplySensational 01-06-2013 06:23 AM

http://text.khl.ru/en/35133.html

Roster shows Kovalchuk playing, this the roster they put in as their final roster for the game, not sure if it was put in earlier. Tarasenko also playing.

Fire Dumboer 01-06-2013 06:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SimplySensational (Post 57172027)
http://text.khl.ru/en/35133.html

Roster shows Kovalchuk playing, this the roster they put in as their final roster for the game, not sure if it was put in earlier. Tarasenko also playing.

He will probably play there today because we won't see any games for over a week

Rella17 01-06-2013 06:27 AM

just looking over the potential lineup without Henrique

....yikes

Saugus 01-06-2013 06:42 AM

Well, it's about damn time.

Peter Sidorkiewicz 01-06-2013 06:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rella17 (Post 57172135)
just looking over the potential lineup without Henrique

....yikes

It will probably mean Butler gets a top 6 role as a stop gap or perhaps Sykora could be re-signed.

Kovalchuk - Zajac - Clarkson
Elias - Zubrus - Butler
Carter - Gionta - Bernier
Tedenby - Josefson - Barch

RJK 01-06-2013 06:55 AM

thank god:clap::clap::banana::banana::bow::bow::thumbu:

FirmestPiano 01-06-2013 07:03 AM

Josefson on the 4th line? No way

Zippy316 01-06-2013 07:26 AM

I know everyone hates Fehr but you have to say his waiting game was pretty smart.

For the second year cap, he managed to get the NHL to go from 60 to 64.3, for the contracts, he managed to get the NHL go from max of 5 years and a 7 for returning players, to 7 and 8, respectively. And even contract variance from 5% all the way up to 35%. So much for it being the hill they die on. :laugh:

He did what he was supposed to do, in getting the best deal for the players.

Team Concept 01-06-2013 07:28 AM

Kovalchuk-Zajac-Butler
? Elias-Zubrus
Pesonen or Tedenby-Josefson-Clarkson
Carter-Gionta-Bernier

Kovy returns to LW to take Parise's place
Was hoping to move Elias back to LW, but with Henrique sidelined for a few weeks he has to go back to C
Not sold on Tedenby defense so I am not sure he is a lock for the NHL
Hopefully Butler plays solid D, helps us in shootouts, and scores a few

Zippy316 01-06-2013 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kovalchuk Army (Post 57172623)
It will probably mean Butler gets a top 6 role as a stop gap or perhaps Sykora could be re-signed.

Kovalchuk - Zajac - Clarkson
Elias - Zubrus - Butler
Carter - Gionta - Bernier
Tedenby - Josefson - Barch


My opinion:

Kovalchuk-Zajac-Zubrus
Tedenby-Elias-Butler
Bernier-Josefson-Clarkson

Maybe you can switch Butler and Zubrus as well, but I think that'll be the basic line-up. Spreads out the offense but not too much.

With Henrique out, I seriously think Lou is forced to trade a defender for forward help and/or sign Sykora again.

Kensu 01-06-2013 07:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zippy316 (Post 57173719)
My opinion:

Kovalchuk-Zajac-Zubrus
Tedenby-Elias-Butler
Bernier-Josefson-Clarkson

Maybe you can switch Butler and Zubrus as well, but I think that'll be the basic line-up. Spreads out the offense but not too much.

With Henrique out, I seriously think Lou is forced to trade a defender for forward help and/or sign Sykora again.

that line looks like it would be terrible defensively

Zippy316 01-06-2013 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Team Concept (Post 57173697)
Kovalchuk-Zajac-Butler
? Elias-Zubrus
Pesonen or Tedenby-Josefson-Clarkson
Carter-Gionta-Bernier

Kovy returns to LW to take Parise's place
Was hoping to move Elias back to LW, but with Henrique sidelined for a few weeks he has to go back to C
Not sold on Tedenby defense so I am not sure he is a lock for the NHL
Hopefully Butler plays solid D, helps us in shootouts, and scores a few

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kensu (Post 57173903)
that line looks like it would be terrible defensively



He's been killing penalties in the AHL, I think he's like Kovalchuk where defense isn't the strengths of his game, but he's pretty reliable. I'd like to see Butler with Elias, as from what I've watched in Albany and heard from Ottawa fans, Butler needs a playmaker and a guy to get him the puck.

FirmestPiano 01-06-2013 07:36 AM

Definitely need more forward help for the top 9. Relying on Tedenby and Butler to produce is too much of a risk. Trade for someone or resign Sykora and play him with Elias until Henrique comes back at least.

Zippy316 01-06-2013 07:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FirmestPiano (Post 57173961)
Definitely need more forward help for the top 9. Relying on Tedenby and Butler to produce is too much of a risk. Trade for someone or resign Sykora and play him with Elias until Henrique comes back at least.

I'm fine with that.

It'll give us:

Kovalchuk-Zajac-Butler/Zubrus
Sykora/xxxx-Elias-Butler/Zubrus
Tedenby-JJ-Clarkson
Carter-Gionta-Bernier

Devilsfan92 01-06-2013 07:41 AM

Yeah, we're gonna need a forward or two. There's gotta be someone available.

Hockey!!

Zippy316 01-06-2013 07:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Devilsfan92 (Post 57174125)
Yeah, we're gonna need a forward or two. There's gotta be someone available.

Hockey!!

I thought you said we have something to look forward to, and I was going to be like, good pun. :laugh: :laugh:

hlaverty06 01-06-2013 07:43 AM

Blues need D and we need O

Like i said in other thread, D'Agostini for Tallinder

SCOTTIESTEVENS 01-06-2013 07:50 AM

Had no idea who this Butler guy even was, had to Google. Don't care, just ready for hockey.

Colin226 01-06-2013 07:54 AM

Who else can't wait for opening night at The Rock!?

I'd say I'm most happy for local businesses who are going to really benefit from this.. Missing an entire season would have been bad for them

Thunderfest 01-06-2013 07:57 AM

HOCKEY !!

The league should have two questions for itself:

-Why didn't this get done in September?

-How can it NEVER happen again?

Zippy316 01-06-2013 07:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Colin226 (Post 57174543)
Who else can't wait for opening night at The Rock!?

I'd say I'm most happy for local businesses who are going to really benefit from this.. Missing an entire season would have been bad for them

I'm ****ing excited. I also know there is going to be a lot of games crammed into a small time span, meaning that my dad will get sick of going to games, meaning he gives them to me aha.

Team Concept 01-06-2013 07:57 AM

Well we do have a surplus at D. We could trade one for a forward. Because honestly which one of these 7 sits when you only need 6 on game night?

Salvador-just signed a long term deal
Volchenkov-in the middle of a long term deal
Larsson-restrict his develop as a young d-man by sitting him? I don't think so.
Fayne-just signed a 2 year deal
Greene-has 3 years left
Zidlicky-he is like our only D sparkplug
Tallinder-has 2 years left

Unless there is an injury who sits? You also have to be careful about trading a player with a long term contract. Future free agents might not sign in NJ if you know that the GM is just going to turn around and trade you in a year or 2.

DEVILS ALL THE WAY* 01-06-2013 07:59 AM

Great news, hockey's back :handclap:

We really need some help on offence. We look real thin up front and something has to happen (trade or signing).

The main reason Lou got Kovy a couple of years ago was to give us secondary scoring. With the departure of Parise, we're back to square one.

Team Concept 01-06-2013 08:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hlaverty06 (Post 57174179)
Blues need D and we need O

Like i said in other thread, D'Agostini for Tallinder

I would prefer a LW over a RW. His production really fell last year compared to 10-11 because I guess he was hurt.


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