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06-12-2012, 05:17 PM
Lowe in Oil
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It's been another long off-season.... What are your lines for next year?

Due to boredom, and the fact that I am sick in bed, I have had the time to play around with the Oilers' lines in 2012-2013. Here are my lines considering we draft Yakupov and sign J.Schultz. (Yes I know we don’t have either of those players but it's more fun that way so here is what my lines would look like)

Hall – RNH – Yakupov
Eberle – Gagner – Hemsky
Paajarvi – Horcoff – Jones
Hartikainen/Lander – Belanger – Pitlick
(Smyth), Eager

Whitney – J.Shultz
Smid – Petry
N. Schultz – Sutton
Potter, Pekham

L1: 1st overall line. Defenders will have A LOT of trouble keeping up.
L2: If Eberle can’t play LW, insert Yakupov, who said he can even play in nets.
L3: A good shutdown line with speed, turnovers can be costly for opposition.
L4: Future 3rd line materiel (without Belanger) has a lot of grit and may prove effective.

-------Eberle J. Shultz/Petry

Horcoff wins faceoffs and stands in front of the net. RNH and Hall will be a lethal combo. I don’t remember which side Eberle played last season but he did quite well. Apparently J.Shultz very good on the PP.

---------Gagner (Hatrikainen)
--------- Whitney Petry/J.Schultz

Deadly one-timers once again from PP2 with Hemsky/Yakupov
If we need to take a FO, play Gagner, if not, play Hartikainen and cause ruckus in front of the net.
Whitney and Petry would be an excellent combo on PP2.


It’s Dubnyks’s starting role to lose. If either of the top 2 net minders do not perform, insert Yakupov.
At least now we have someone on our team that can play nets if both our goalies get injured!!

Last edited by Lowe in Oil: 06-12-2012 at 06:20 PM.
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