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05-05-2008, 10:34 AM
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2008-2009 lineup thread

Montréal

higgins-koivu-s.k
a.k-plekanec-kovalev
Latendresse-Maxwell-D'Agostini
Bégin-Chipchura-Lapierre

Markov-Komisarek
Hamrlik-O'byrne
Bouillon-Yemelin

Price
Halak

-----------------------------------
Hamilton

White-Locke-Wyman
Desharnais-Trotter-Beauregard
Latendresse-Aubin-Stewart
???-Russell-Bonneau

Carle-Valentenko
Paquet-Degon
Martin-Cepek



Of course, Maxwell is a longshot and Yemelin is still in Russia.
D'agostini can make it.
Free agents may also come, but don't expect massive trade or Ufa sign by Bob Gainey.. just not his style.
B.G prefers to develop his own players.

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05-05-2008, 10:36 AM
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No way we get rid of Gorges.

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05-05-2008, 10:37 AM
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You forgot The Hossa, man.

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05-05-2008, 10:39 AM
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I know it won't happen, but I'd like to see them sign a Langkow for 2 years 5.5 mil.

Then you have...

Kovy-Plekanec-Kostitsyn
Latendresse-Koivu-Higgins
Kostitstn-Langkow-Streit
Lapierre/Begin/Kotso/Chichura/Stewart

Markov-komi
Hamrlik-O'byrne
Bouillon-Gorges

Brisebois?

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05-05-2008, 10:42 AM
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S. Kostitsyn - Koivu - A. Kostitsyn
Latendresse - Plekanec - Kovalev
Higgins - Chipchura - D'Agostini
Stewart - Lapierre - Kostopolous

Markov - Komisark
Hamrlik - O'Byrne
Gorges - Emelin?UFA?Valentenko?

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05-05-2008, 10:43 AM
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Maxwell is a bigtime longshot at this stage, but who knows?

I love your lineup, WTK.

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05-05-2008, 10:45 AM
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God, do I ever love that!

It's been so long.

It feels like, like, I'm back home.

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05-05-2008, 10:49 AM
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SKosty-Koivu-Hossa
AKosty-Plekanec-Kovalev
Latendresse-Lapierre-Higgins
Stewart-Chipchura-Kostopolous

Extra: D'Agostini, Begin

Markov-Komisarek
Hamrlik-O'Byrne
Gorges-Bouillon

Extra:Valentenko

Price
Halak or UFA veteran backup

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05-05-2008, 10:51 AM
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After Camp:
A. Kostitsyn - Plekanec - Kovalev
Higgins - Koivu - S. Kostitsyn
Bégin-Chipchura-Kostopoulos
Latendresse-Lapierre-D'Agostini

Pacioretty and Stewart.

Markov - Komisarek
Hamrlik - O'Byrne
Gorges - Valentenko

Bouillon

Price
Halak

Out: Ryder, Smolinski, Brisebois, Grabovski and Streit.

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05-05-2008, 10:52 AM
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I'd like to see Latendresse get a shot on a scoring line and have Higgins solidify the 3rd line:

A. Kostitsyn-Plekanec-Kovalev
Latendresse-Koivu-S. Kostitsyn
Higgins-Chipchura-Streit
Begin-Lapierre-Kostopolous

Markov-Komisarek
Hamrlik-O'Byrne
Bouillion-Gorges

...this is all assuming we don't sign any UFAs...

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05-05-2008, 10:56 AM
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Lats can use the next camp to show if he's ready to supplant Higgins on a top 2 line.Higgins is the utility player who can be plugged into any of the top 3 lines and thus, most prone for a natural sideways demotion.It would sure add some balance to have him as 3rd LW.

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05-05-2008, 10:59 AM
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It's quite possible to see Chipchura,Maxwell, D'Ago,Stewart and MaxPac all be ready for promotion come Sept.Valentenko maybe ready to push for a slot on D.

The next camp should be most competitive and aggressive on memory.

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05-05-2008, 11:09 AM
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S. Kostitsyn - T. Plekanec - A. Kostitsyn
G. Latendresse - S. Koivu - A. Kovalev
C. Higgins - M. Grabovski - R. Vrbata
M. Streit - K. Chipchura - M. Lapierre
T. Kostopoulos, S. Begin

A. Markov - M. Komisarek
R. Hamrlik - R. O'Byrne
J. Gorges - K. Korneev (P. Valentenko in reality)
P. Brisebois

C. Price
J. Halak

* Dandenault bought out (unless some team magically wants him for experience).
* Bouillon traded (because after such a great year, I don't think he'd accept being the #7 for our young guys to move in.. If he does, see ya Breezer).
* Vrbata - 4 YR / $15M
* Breezer - 1 YR / $.7M
* Streit - 3 YR / $8M (if not re-signed, D'Agostini slips into that spot).

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05-05-2008, 11:25 AM
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I'd like to see Latendresse get a shot on a scoring line and have Higgins solidify the 3rd line:

A. Kostitsyn-Plekanec-Kovalev
Latendresse-Koivu-S. Kostitsyn
Higgins-Chipchura-D'agostini
Begin-Lapierre-Kostopolous

Markov-Komisarek
Hamrlik-O'Byrne
Bouillion-Gorges

...this is all assuming we don't sign any UFAs...
mine.

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05-05-2008, 11:40 AM
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Sorta sad this thread...but we can now look forward to next season

I see the lineup like:
Higgins-Koivu-XXX
Kovalev-Plekanec-A.Kostitsyn
Latendresse-Lapierre-S.Kostitsyn
Begin-Chipchura-Kotsopolous

Spares:
Dandenault
Grabovski

Thoughts:

The playoffs proved that this team needs a physical banger up front that can score. I have not looked at the UFA's yet, so not sure if this will be a signing or a trade. But, it is clear that the Habs need someone willing to get "dirty"

Smolinski was great in the playoffs, and based on that I'd consider re-signing him, but again, worried about the dollars. It is time to integrate Chipchura into the line-up

Latendresse. Here is a guy whose development is a concern to me. He needs to improve his skating, in particular his acceleration, otherwise we are looking at his ceiling.

Dandenault: Last year of contract - he might end up in the minors if need be. Good team guy but will be happy to get rid of the contract.

Grabovski: I listed him as a spare but I think he will get into a fair amount of games this year

Markov-Komisarek
Hamrlik-Streit
Bouillion-Gorges

Spares:
O'Byrne

Thoughts:
I just like the top 7 the Habs have. O'Byrne got valuable experience and as this is the last year of Bouillion's contract (I think), we will most likely see O'Byrne take over no later then next season.

As for Streit, despite a disappointing playoff, his value to the club is clear. The key is not to overpay. So, if financial demands are reasonable, then I think the Habs should re-sign him.

Price
Halak

Thoughts:
The experience that Price got this year will serve him well in the chase for "25 in 100"

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S. Kostitsyn - Koivu - A. Kostitsyn
Latendresse - Plekanec - Kovalev
Higgins - Chipchura - D'Agostini
Stewart - Lapierre - Kostopolous

Markov - Komisark
Hamrlik - O'Byrne
Gorges - Emelin?UFA?Valentenko?
I think this might be the most realistic depending on what the Habs do this summer with regards to trades and more importantly free agents.

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05-05-2008, 11:44 AM
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Bouillon will be gone way before Gorges

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You guys are forgetting about the international man of mystery. FABIAN!!

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You guys are forgetting about the international man of mystery. FABIAN!!
Yeah baby yeah!


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God, do I ever love that!

It's been so long.

It feels like, like, I'm back home.
hehe. You'll be sick of it come June.

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for me

a.k-plekanec-kovalev
Latendresse-koivu-Rolston
higgins-Chipchura-s.k
Bégin-Lapierre-D'Agostini
Kostopo

Markov-Komisarek
Hamrlik-Redden
Bouillon-Gorges
O'byrne

Price
Halak

if we could get redden i would let striet walk. Rolston is the number 1 UFA on my list.
by loosing ryder, smokes breeze, striet and dandy and with the cap going up i think this can be acheived...

would be nice to get Yemelin over to NA somehow...

looking forward to seeing some new faces in hamilton too, like Maxwell, white and wyman

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05-05-2008, 05:16 PM
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Martin Havlat - Sergei Fedorov - Alex Kovalev
Sergei Kostitsyn - Tomas Plekanec - Andrei Kostitsyn
Chris Higgins - Saku Koivu - Guillaume Latendresse
Tom Kostopoulos - Kyle Chipchura - Maxim Lapierre

Andrei Markov - Mike Komisarek
Roman Hamrlik - John-Michael Liles
Josh Gorges - Ryan O'Byrne

Carey Price
Johan Hedberg

Gainey sees we're close and opens the bank a little. Halak, Grabovski or D'Agostini, Bouillon, and a 2nd are moved for Havlat.

Begin as the 13th forward, Emelin or an FA as the 7th d-man.

PP1:
Higgins - Koivu - Kovalev
Markov - Liles

PP2:
Havlat - Plekanec - A. Kostitsyn
Hamrlik - S. Kostitsyn

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05-05-2008, 05:20 PM
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05-05-2008, 05:24 PM
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Haha I wasn't trying to be realistic. But I think there is as much chance of all that happening as Maxwell making the team out of camp.

I'm just dreaming a little. This team doesn't need big changes. A Hossa or Rolston would be great, but realistically, we can compete with what we have. O'Byrne should be a full-time player, Price is the starter from day 1, and the only rookies that are likely to make the team are Chipchura and maybe D'Agostini or Stewart. Pacioretty as a darkhorse, or Emelin if he comes over. Otherwise it is likely to look similar to the way it did this year, which is fine as our kids progress.

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for me

a.k-plekanec-kovalev
Latendresse-koivu-Rolston
higgins-Chipchura-s.k
Bégin-Lapierre-D'Agostini
Kostopo

Markov-Komisarek
Hamrlik-Redden
Bouillon-Gorges
O'byrne

Price
Halak
Very good line-up. 4 very well-balanced four lines and we have the $$$ for it. I'm not sure about Redden tho, it all depends on how much he'll ask for.

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