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07-15-2017, 10:56 PM
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Maroon(29G 49P - McDavid (30G 112P) - Strome(17G 45P)
Lucic(29G 55P) - Draisaitl(34G 72P) - Slepyshev (15G 29P)
Jokinen(10G 32P) - RNH(18G 50P) - Puljujarvi(20G 40P)
Caggiula(9G 24P) - Letestu(12G 30P) - Kassian(8G 23P)

Klefbom(13G 40P) - Larsson (3G 18P)
Russel(2G 14P) - Sekera(5G 20P)
Nurse(9G - 25P) - Benning (3G - 19P)

266 total goals which puts as near if not top of the league but its also if everyone plays almost every game and who really knows what happens in a season, who breaks out and who sucks

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07-16-2017, 12:09 AM
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1)

Maroon-McDavid-Draisaitl
Jokinen-NugentHopkins-Puljujärvi
Lucic-Strome-Caggiula
Kassian-Letestu-Pakarinen

2)

Maroon-McDavid-Draisaitl
Lucic-Jokinen-Puljujärvi
Slepyshev-NugentHopkins-Strome
Caggiula-Letestu-Kassian

3)

Maroon-McDavid-Draisaitl
Lucic-Strome-Yamamoto*
Jokinen-NugentHopkins-Puljujärvi
Caggiula-Letestu-Kassian

*shocker of the century,but kid been shocking good

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07-16-2017, 12:26 AM
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This is exactly how I'm hoping they start the year. I think all of those lines would mesh perfectly, and it would make for a three pronged attack that would give opponents fits.
I like it too, but Kassian may be a better fit on the third tough minutes line than Puljujarvi.

Maroon - McDavid - Strome
Lucic - Draisaitl - Slepyshev/Puljujarvi
Jokinen - RNH - Kassian
Caggiula - Letestu - Puljujarvi/Slepyshev

RNH is a poor fit for the top two lines due to his lack of a cycle game, and he's not a good enough shooter to play on McDavid's wing.


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07-16-2017, 12:46 AM
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Maroon(29G 49P - McDavid (30G 112P) - Strome(17G 45P)
Lucic(29G 55P) - Draisaitl(34G 72P) - Slepyshev (15G 29P)
Jokinen(10G 32P) - RNH(18G 50P) - Puljujarvi(20G 40P)
Caggiula(9G 24P) - Letestu(12G 30P) - Kassian(8G 23P)

Klefbom(13G 40P) - Larsson (3G 18P)
Russel(2G 14P) - Sekera(5G 20P)
Nurse(9G - 25P) - Benning (3G - 19P)

266 total goals which puts as near if not top of the league but its also if everyone plays almost every game and who really knows what happens in a season, who breaks out and who sucks
If McDavid is putting up 82 assists next year, I imagine his linemates would put up more than 29 and 17 goals respectively.

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07-16-2017, 09:50 AM
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I like it too, but Kassian may be a better fit on the third tough minutes line than Puljujarvi.
I think Pulju needs good forwards around him and the 4th line is not the place for him. There's a great chance that would slowly turn him into a defensive forward, and that would be such a waste of potential. I'm afraid that if Pulju plays with non-offensive players he'll end up shooting desperately from every chance (he's already done that a bit too much at times, though that's also created some good chances) and may lose his self-confidence. So either give him good enough line mates or keep him in AHL or trade him away, that's how I see it.

As for Drai, I would at least try to make the lines work so that he'd be 2C. If that works it'll make the team better and it's probably easier to find forwards around McDavid than to make the 2nd line work very well without a world class center. You can always change that later on if really needed.

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07-21-2017, 05:49 PM
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If McDavid is putting up 82 assists next year, I imagine his linemates would put up more than 29 and 17 goals respectively.
So he gets everything at even strength? Wow what a beast...

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07-21-2017, 09:42 PM
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Lucic-Draisaitl-Strome
Jokinen-RNH-Puljujarvi
Slepyshev-Letestu-Kassian
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Lucic-McDavid-Strome
Jokinen-Draisaitl-Puljujarvi
Slepyshev-RNH-Letestu
Maroon-Khaira-Kassian
Caggiula, Pakarinen

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07-21-2017, 11:43 PM
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Lucic-McDavid-Strome
Jokinen-Draisaitl-Puljujarvi
Slepyshev-RNH-Letestu
Maroon-Khaira-Kassian
Caggiula, Pakarinen

Demoting Maroon and Cags..2 of our most physical players.

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07-22-2017, 12:53 AM
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Jokinen-RNH-Puljujarvi
Slepyshev-Letestu-Kassian
Khaira-Pakarinen

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I also really like the idea if Drake playing with Connor.
They looked to really mesh when 0ut together against Anaheim.

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07-22-2017, 12:59 AM
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I also really like the idea if Drake playing with Connor.
They looked to really mesh when 0ut together against Anaheim.
Yeah they seemed like a good fit. And to be honest McDavid can produce with just about anyone so why not spread around the offense a bit more? Jokinen-RNH-Puljujarvi would be a pretty killer 3rd line

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07-22-2017, 01:36 AM
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Yeah they seemed like a good fit. And to be honest McDavid can produce with just about anyone so why not spread around the offense a bit more? Jokinen-RNH-Puljujarvi would be a pretty killer 3rd line

Yup I'm on board. Jokinen is good enough defensively along with Nuge to free Jesse and build some confidence.
We really will have 4 good lines next season.
I love summer but man I miss Oilers games.

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07-22-2017, 09:24 AM
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Do any of you see Yohann Auvitu cracking a spot of any of the three pairs/being the 7th D for the upcoming season? Can play on the powerplay and has been working on his defense to round up his game. Skilled and really smart D, but is there room for him..?

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07-22-2017, 09:43 AM
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Do any of you see Yohann Auvitu cracking a spot of any of the three pairs/being the 7th D for the upcoming season? Can play on the powerplay and has been working on his defense to round up his game. Skilled and really smart D, but is there room for him..?
It definitely could happen. He was brought in to create some competition at camp for the 6D/7D role and as insurance. Gryba is by no means a lock. Hopefully it doesn't happen, but Nurse or Benning could take a step back. There are no guarantees against more injuries on the back end either.

It's very possible that Auvitu could be a regular this season.

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Am I the only one that disliked Caggiula with McDavid and Maroon? Yes, he was able to go to the net and got open for shots, but that line got super predictable with McDavid creating everything, and his linemate's nothing.

If you're going to play Caggiula with McDavid, it needs to be Maroon you're subbing out, not Draisaitl. Right now this team doesn't have any wingers who can truly keep up with McDavid (to be fair, not many can), thus if you're going to play him with Maroon and any of Caggiula, Strome, Slepyshev, ect you're going to limit Connor's production.


Also with Draisaitl's incoming contract, I don't think you'll be able justify him away from McDavid. Yes, centre is more value than wing, but Drai at centre is likely a 6 to 6.5 player, it's his production on McDavid's wing that has allowed him to ask for 7+. Thus, if you're wanting to him to live up to that contract, you're going to need him on McDavid's wing.

Maroon-McDavid-Draisaitl
Jokinen-RNH-Puljujarvi
Lucic-Strome-Slepyshev
Caggiula-Letestu-Kassian

RNH and Jokinen seems like a natural pairing. Especially as RNH is going to be drawing tougher matchup's yet again, this gives him a quality defensive winger vs. the likes of Lucic, Eberle or Pouliot.

Speaking of Lucic, getting him on to a softer minutes line, one where he's allowed to run around, should help his game. I thought he looked his best last reg. season when he was with Caggiula and Slepyshev, mainly because those guys were willing to chip the puck in and fore-check. Not something that often happens with McDavid or RNH on the ice.
Strome I'm not expecting big things from, but he'll get the same soft minutes centre role as Caggiula and DD had last season, which seems within his ability. Plus as NYI fans remarked he's a better centre vs. winger, here he gets that opportunity.

Caggiula-Letestu-Kassian I wasn't a big fan of in the playoffs, but as a regular season 4th line I'm happy with it.

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I think we will see a push for JP to start the year. He will be on the 2nd line and in the Letestu spot on the 1st PP. Strome stated that he prefers center so he will start out the year as our 3C.

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Maroon-Mcdavid-Draisaitl
Lucic-RNH-JP
Caligula-Strome-Slepy
Khaira-Letestu-Kassian

5x4 1st unit
Lucic-Draisaitl-Mcdavid
JP-Klefbom

5x4 unit 2
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I think we will see a push for JP to start the year. He will be on the 2nd line and in the Letestu spot on the 1st PP. Strome stated that he prefers center so he will start out the year as our 3C.

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Maroon-Mcdavid-Draisaitl
Lucic-RNH-JP
Caligula-Strome-Slepy
Khaira-Letestu-Kassian

5x4 1st unit
Lucic-Draisaitl-Mcdavid
JP-Klefbom

5x4 unit 2
Lucic-Letestu-RNH
Strome-Benning
Jokinen?

I'd go:

Maroon-McDavid-Draisaitl
Lucic-RNH-Slepyshev
Jokinen-Strome-Puljujarvi
Caggiula-Letestu-Kassian

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If we can somehow get RNH to improve his offense and confidence to his rookie season or at least late in the '14-15 season levels it would be great for our team. I assumed that when we heard that Todd wanted him to focus more on offense this year that he would try and improve his linemates as well.

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Jokinen?

I'd go:

Maroon-McDavid-Draisaitl
Lucic-RNH-Slepyshev
Jokinen-Strome-Puljujarvi
Caggiula-Letestu-Kassian
I think this is the way to go as well but I'm just worried that Strome will get exposed on faceoffs. I hope he has been working on that part of his game or else Jokinen might have to take the draws.

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Demoting Maroon and Cags..2 of our most physical players.
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But Lucic is promoted. Isn't he a physical player?

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Do any of you see Yohann Auvitu cracking a spot of any of the three pairs/being the 7th D for the upcoming season? Can play on the powerplay and has been working on his defense to round up his game. Skilled and really smart D, but is there room for him..?
With Sekera injured we will have meaningful competition in camp. Auvitu could conceivably even get that top 4 spot, although there's a better chance he'd be in the 6/7 spot. I think he will make the team somewhere though, since his skill set fills a need of ours.

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Drai - McDavid - Pulju
Lucic - Nuge - Slepy
Maroon - Strome - Jokinen
Caggiula - Letestu - Kassian

I wonder how Drai would look on LW because I'm sure Pulju would break out and gain some confidence with those two.

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Drai - McDavid - Pulju
Lucic - Nuge - Slepy
Maroon - Strome - Jokinen
Caggiula - Letestu - Kassian

I wonder how Drai would look on LW because I'm sure Pulju would break out and gain some confidence with those two.
Really?

Paying Drai centre money to play him on the wing is not the best idea.

Paying him centre money to play LW when he hasn't really done it before is MacT as GM level of incompetence.

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Drai - McDavid - Pulju
Lucic - Nuge - Slepy
Maroon - Strome - Jokinen
Caggiula - Letestu - Kassian

I wonder how Drai would look on LW because I'm sure Pulju would break out and gain some confidence with those two.
I don't think Drai would work well on LW.
Even when I watched him all the time with the rocketsand he was a center he always worked off the rw side of the ice. He has such a good backhand pass that it makes him more dangerous attacking from that side.

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