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RidinwitdaKING 04-05-2011 05:45 PM

New Offensive Line Pairings
 
Gaborik-Dubinsky-Avery
Wolski-Anisimov-Prospal
Christensen-Stephan-Gilroy/Drury
Prust-Boyle-Fedotenko

diehard 04-05-2011 05:59 PM

why would the wolski-stepan-prospal line be broken up?

That Stepan Guy 04-05-2011 06:07 PM

I think if anything the Wolski-Stepan-Prospal line has to stay together. I personally see the new lines as just:

Dubinsky-Anisimov-Gaborik
Wolski-Stepan-Prospal
Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust
Avery-Christensen-Gilroy

Inferno 04-05-2011 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DStep21NYR (Post 32136142)
I think if anything the Wolski-Stepan-Prospal line has to stay together. I personally see the new lines as just:

Dubinsky-Anisimov-Gaborik
Wolski-Stepan-Prospal
Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust
Avery-Christensen-Gilroy

thats how i see em as well.

Grumpy Humphrey 04-05-2011 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DStep21NYR (Post 32136142)
I think if anything the Wolski-Stepan-Prospal line has to stay together. I personally see the new lines as just:

Dubinsky-Anisimov-Gaborik
Wolski-Stepan-Prospal
Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust
Avery-Christensen-Gilroy

While it may not look like much on paper, if you've watched them play all year, outside of that fourth line, that's not nearly as horrible as one might expect

That Stepan Guy 04-05-2011 06:18 PM

The first line of Dubinsky-Anisimov-Gaborik can spark some offense. Gaborik wants to make up for the Callanhan loss so he might be able to fill in Callahan's offensive role on that line. Gaborik and Dubinsky have previous chemistry which is good.

The second line of Wolski-Stepan-Prospal just looked very good last night. Hopefully that line keeps rolling because all three players are offensive threats and all three seemingly have chemistry.

The third line of Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust has been good all year.

The fourth line is essentially for leftovers.

VJ Rangerfan 04-05-2011 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Billionaire Bot (Post 32136271)
While it may not look like much on paper, if you've watched them play all year, outside of that fourth line, that's not nearly as horrible as one might expect

I agree. With Cally out, I think that lineup may give us the best chance to win. Plus if Drury is ready, I wouldn't mind seeing him bumped into Gilroy's spot but I DO want to see Gilroy get a chance at wing, where IMO he will succeed.

RidinwitdaKING 04-06-2011 01:53 AM

Just looking for some balance and spark from these combos. Really would like to see
Wolski-Anisimov-Prospal

n1cON 04-06-2011 01:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DStep21NYR (Post 32136142)
I think if anything the Wolski-Stepan-Prospal line has to stay together. I personally see the new lines as just:

Dubinsky-Anisimov-Gaborik
Wolski-Stepan-Prospal
Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust
Avery-Christensen-Gilroy

The best solution in my eyes. I think Torts will go with this.

Wraparounds 04-06-2011 02:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DStep21NYR (Post 32136142)
I think if anything the Wolski-Stepan-Prospal line has to stay together. I personally see the new lines as just:

Dubinsky-Anisimov-Gaborik
Wolski-Stepan-Prospal
Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust
Avery-Christensen-Gilroy

Exactly, except I like Wolski at RW.

eco's bones 04-06-2011 03:32 AM

As of now Drury's availability is a ?-mark--Gilroy is an experiment. I always thought that Drury should have been on left wing (not right wing) because he was always best at sneaking into seams to finish off close in chances--he's never really been much of a playmaker. Really though how ready is he to go? after looking pretty bad already this season and why put him in an unfamiliar right wing position?--which is another way of saying he is not a good fit replacing Callahan--and for that matter Avery is not a right wing either. Not sure if Fedotenko could move to RW but you'd be busting up Boyle's line if you did that. So if the Gilroy experiment fails the situation IMO argues more for Zuccarello who can play either wing and you're not breaking any lines up.

A good reason to give Gilroy a shot--he's an extra defenseman if one of our defenders go down. That might come in handy.

Of the other AHL candidates besides Zuccarello--Newbury is a solid, gritty guy--good at faceoffs. Weise is a real right wing--pretty much straight up and down his wing--he did get a handful of chances with us but didn't bury anything. He has size, strength and grit.

There really isn't any good replacement for Callahan. The team is going to lose some forechecking, physical play and a really good penalty killer and one of our better scoring threats. With the possible exception of Prust--Callahan is our grittiest forward--Dubinsky may be close but he's not as consistent. Quite literally he's irreplaceable.

mrhockey193195 04-06-2011 03:51 AM

I really like the idea of Dubinsky-Anisimov-Gaborik. I feel like that line might have some solid chemistry, just a hunch.

mullichicken25 04-06-2011 05:35 AM

If you look back over the season you'll notice a trend, Dubinsky + anyone = good.

That being said, im optimistic about Dubi and Gabby playing together


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