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06-28-2008, 11:19 AM
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Who will move to RW ?

With the acquisition of Tanguay, I'm guessing we have the best LW line in the league.

Alex Tanguay
Andrei Kostitsyn
Chris Higgins
Guillaume Latendresse
Steve Begin

Thinking out loud here, but with Tanguay, Higgins and Begin as shoe-ins for the position, who do you think will move to RW between AKost and Tender? Or do you think Carbo will try either Tanguay or Higgins at C?

I've always though Andrei Kostitsyn should be tried at RW, since he's mainly a shooter and would benefit from playing on his off wing, better angle to shoot since he's a lefty. Latendresse has played well at times on RW though, so it will be interesting to see in training camp. Carbo might not want to break out the famous Plekanec line, so we will more than likely see Latendresse on RW.

And if Carbo decides NOT to break up the Plekanec line, it's inevitable: Chris Higgins will start the year on the 3rd line, more than likely with Chipchura and Latendresse on RW. Tanguay will play a top-6 role for sure, and if we do not make any other moves, will probably find himself on a line with Koivu and S.Kostitsyn on RW, although that line might have too many playmakers and no one to go in the corners effectively.

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06-28-2008, 11:24 AM
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Andrei and Gui are natural RWs anyways.


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06-28-2008, 11:27 AM
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I think Andrei is going to RW... he looks more comfortable on that side.

Higgins can take his place on the Pleks-Kovy line.

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With the acquisition of Tanguay, I'm guessing we have the best LW line in the league.

Alex Tanguay
Andrei Kostitsyn
Chris Higgins
Guillaume Latendresse
Steve Begin

Thinking out loud here, but with Tanguay, Higgins and Begin as shoe-ins for the position, who do you think will move to RW between AKost and Tender? Or do you think Carbo will try either Tanguay or Higgins at C?

I've always though Andrei Kostitsyn should be tried at RW, since he's mainly a shooter and would benefit from playing on his off wing, better angle to shoot since he's a lefty. Latendresse has played well at times on RW though, so it will be interesting to see in training camp. Carbo might not want to break out the famous Plekanec line, so we will more than likely see Latendresse on RW.

And if Carbo decides NOT to break up the Plekanec line, it's inevitable: Chris Higgins will start the year on the 3rd line, more than likely with Chipchura and Latendresse on RW. Tanguay will play a top-6 role for sure, and if we do not make any other moves, will probably find himself on a line with Koivu and S.Kostitsyn on RW, although that line might have too many playmakers and no one to go in the corners effectively.
As seen with the Higgins-Koivu-Ryder line, chemistry doesn't last forever (). It wouldn't surprise me if Carbo gave more responsibilities to A.Kost

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06-28-2008, 11:27 AM
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Tanguay - Koivu - Sergei/Latendresse
Andrei - Plekanec - Kovalev
Higgins - Chipchura - Sergei/Latendresse
Begin - Lapierre - Kostopoulos

Assuming we don't sign Sundin/another forward

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Tanguay - Koivu - Sergei/Latendresse
Andrei - Plekanec - Kovalev
Higgins - Chipchura - Sergei/Latendresse
Begin - Lapierre - Kostopoulos

Assuming we don't sign Sundin/another forward
impossible... who will shoot?

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06-28-2008, 11:37 AM
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As it stands my lineup is;

A. KOSTITSYN - T. PLEKANEC - A. KOVALEV
A. TANGUAY - S. KOIVU - G. LATENDRESSE
C. HIGGINS - M. GRABOVSKI - S. KOSTITSYN
M. LAPIERRE - K. CHIPCHURA - T. KOSTOPOULOS

That's what I want to see opening night, assuming we don't make any additions.

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As it stands my lineup is;

A. KOSTITSYN - T. PLEKANEC - A. KOVALEV
A. TANGUAY - S. KOIVU - G. LATENDRESSE
C. HIGGINS - M. GRABOVSKI - S. KOSTITSYN
M. LAPIERRE - K. CHIPCHURA - T. KOSTOPOULOS

That's what I want to see opening night, assuming we don't make any additions.
with Begin as a sub on the last and we're good to go.

let's give Grabs a good chance this time, that's what I say.

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06-28-2008, 11:45 AM
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With the acquisition of Tanguay, I'm guessing we have the best LW line in the league.

Alex Tanguay
Andrei Kostitsyn
Chris Higgins
Guillaume Latendresse
Steve Begin

Thinking out loud here, but with Tanguay, Higgins and Begin as shoe-ins for the position, who do you think will move to RW between AKost and Tender? Or do you think Carbo will try either Tanguay or Higgins at C?

I've always though Andrei Kostitsyn should be tried at RW, since he's mainly a shooter and would benefit from playing on his off wing, better angle to shoot since he's a lefty. Latendresse has played well at times on RW though, so it will be interesting to see in training camp. Carbo might not want to break out the famous Plekanec line, so we will more than likely see Latendresse on RW.

And if Carbo decides NOT to break up the Plekanec line, it's inevitable: Chris Higgins will start the year on the 3rd line, more than likely with Chipchura and Latendresse on RW. Tanguay will play a top-6 role for sure, and if we do not make any other moves, will probably find himself on a line with Koivu and S.Kostitsyn on RW, although that line might have too many playmakers and no one to go in the corners effectively.
I think the obvious candidates are Higgins(to center) or A.Kostitstyn(to RW) depending on UFA's. I know breaking up the Plekanec line is not the best, but I think A.Kost might do even more with a Koivu because Kovy is not as good a playmaker and him and Plekanec don't feed A.Kost as much as they could.

The thing about changing lines early in the year is that those players already know each other so you can always go back to the old combos if the experiments don't work.

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06-28-2008, 11:50 AM
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Knowing Carbo, you might expect Komisarek to be turned into a power forward.

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Knowing Carbo, you might expect Komisarek to be turned into a power forward.
A lot of power, at lot less of forward.

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As seen with the Higgins-Koivu-Ryder line, chemistry doesn't last forever (). It wouldn't surprise me if Carbo gave more responsibilities to A.Kost
This, and the fact that the Higgins - Plekanec - Kostitsyn line that nobody wanted broken up the year before was broken up and never replicated the year after. I think, given the addition of Tanguay, Carbo has the opportunity to ice three solid lines, so I don't think moving players around is that big of a problem.

On the left side, one can have Tanguay, Higgins, and S. Kostitsyn, and on the right, Kovalev, A. Kostitsyn, and Latendresse; move the Kostitsyns and Latendresse back to their natural wings, and you've got three players who are left wings playing left wing, and three players who are right wing playing right wing. Down the middle, Koivu, Plekanec, and Lapierre / Chipchura, or Sundin if he signs.

Honestly, I would like to see Lapierre as a winger. He's a speedy little kid, and it would take some defensive burden off his back, given he plays an offense-minded game. That would be a lot easier to do if Chipchura could center the fourth line (ie. we bring in a center for the top-three lines), since Chipchura's made for a defensive role, whereas I do not believe Lapierre is.

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A. Kost on RW or bust.

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A. KOSTITSYN - T. PLEKANEC - A. KOVALEV
A. TANGUAY - S. KOIVU - G. LATENDRESSE
C. HIGGINS - K.CHIPCHURA - S. KOSTITSYN
S.BEGIN - M.LAPIERRE - T. KOSTOPOULOS

My one.

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Since we're doing lines..

Tanguay-Plekanec-Kovalev
S. Kostitsyn - Grabovski - A. Kostitsyn
Higgins - Koivu - Latendresse
Lapierre - Chipchura - Kostopolous

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Since we're doing lines..

Tanguay-Plekanec-Kovalev
S. Kostitsyn - Grabovski - A. Kostitsyn
Higgins - Koivu - Latendresse
Lapierre - Chipchura - Kostopolous
Grabovsky won't even be on the team let alone playing with A.Kostystyn...Andrei needs a center to feed him not one who's always on his a$$.

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Since we're doing lines..

Tanguay-Plekanec-Kovalev
S. Kostitsyn - Grabovski - A. Kostitsyn
Higgins - Koivu - Latendresse
Lapierre - Chipchura - Kostopolous
With those lines, I'd be living in Cockayne. (double pun intended).


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockayne

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Grabovsky won't even be on the team let alone playing with A.Kostystyn...Andrei needs a center to feed him not one who's always on his a$$.
Guess, we'll see. Things change if we sign Sundin, which is what I hope will happen, but I'm not banking on it.

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A. KOSTITSYN - T. PLEKANEC - A. KOVALEV
A. TANGUAY - S. KOIVU - C. HIGGINS
S. KOSTITSYN - K.CHIPCHURA - G. LATENDRESSE
S.BEGIN - M.LAPIERRE - T. KOSTOPOULOS

I can see Higgins and S. Kostitsyn alternating. I also think Higgins is better suted for the second line to create space for Koivu and Tanguay by driving to the net.

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I am glad a lot of people agree with me on the fact that the Kostitsyns are not playing the right position right now. I do not think it is needed to sign Sundin though. Kyle Chipchura has proved he could play a solid defensive role as well as putting points on the board, he would be idea as a 3rd line center for Higgins and Latendresse.

As for the 4th line, I already said I wanna see Grabovski play there 82 games next year, with 2nd PP unit time as well as him stepping up to a higher line if injuries strike: he will be our Jiri Hudler. Begin, Kostopoulos should be his linemates, I don't think Lapierre should be a regular to start the season.

It's on defense I think BG should make a splash: we need a partner for Hamrlik who could replace Streit (and do a better job defensively please). A Gorges-O'Byrne 3rd pairing would rock, and Bouillon is a better fit as the 7th D.

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With those lines, I'd be living in Cockayne. (double pun intended).


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockayne
You gave me a big laugh

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Koivu and Plekanec both play a quick transition game which I don't think is suited to Latendresse very well. Chips plays a puck possession game deep in the opposition end and passes better than a lot of people give him credit for. Controlling the puck and finding Latendresse in the slot with his quick release could be a very good pairing on the third line. The third member of that line could be either Higgins or S. Kostitsyn, depending upon how things unfold.

Of course, adding Sundin or another top center would change everything completely.

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As seen with the Higgins-Koivu-Ryder line, chemistry doesn't last forever (). It wouldn't surprise me if Carbo gave more responsibilities to A.Kost
You mean..more responsibilities than to play on the first line?..and on the 1st PP unit?..

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if mats comes, tangay will be on his line, with #27.

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Tanguay-Plekanec-Kovalev
A.Kost-Koivu-S.Kost
Higgins-Chipchura-Latendresse
Begin-Lapierre-Kostopoulos

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