Game Thread : Habs Vs Leafs .
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10-11-2003, 08:29 PM
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Ribeiro played over 20 minutes tonight! He's really getting some quality ice time in the absence of Koivu! Just a side question: when Koivu returns on tuesday, who will play on the first line and who will be koivu's linemates (as Hossa with Zednik and Ribeiro are awesome).
Also, on another side note: among the defensemen only Hainsey played less than Brisebois with Markov leading the pack.
I would hope that once Koivu and Kilger return we would see the following lines:
Bulis Koivu Ryder
Hossa Ribeiro Zednik
Sundstrom Juneau Dackell
Dwyer Kilger Ward
1st line would have some good speed in Bulis, playmaking in Koivu and some grit and crashing of the net in Ryder. This could work and Ryder has shown that he can be effective on the top 2 lines.
2nd line would have to be centered by either Perrault or Ribeiro and I think that Ribeiro is slightly ahead for the 2nd line center job. And both of them cannot play on the checking or 4th line. Usually I hate the way Perrault plays but he had a (for him) great game.
As for Audette, I think that the wingers Ryder, Z, Bulis and Hossa are showing more effective play than Audette and if he cant play top6 he is useless. Unless we move some players around (ie Bulis playing on the 3rd line today) I dont see a place for Audette in this lineup. Then again if the Habs are trying to showcase Audette sothat they can trade him they may move Hossa or Ryder to the 4th line (which would kinda suck imo).
Edit: Sorry Munchhausen but I didnt see your reply until later...we seem to be thinking along the same lines...literally :p
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