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Let's Build Next Year's Team - First Pairing Right Defenseman

View Poll Results: Who should be the First Pairing Right Defenseman for next years team?
Wade Redden 63 75.90%
Michal Rozsival 16 19.28%
Daniel Girardi 2 2.41%
Dimitri Kalinin 0 0%
Paul Mara 0 0%
Thomas Pock 1 1.20%
Corey Potter 0 0%
Michael Sauer 1 1.20%
Other (please list below) 0 0%
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07-30-2008, 12:01 PM
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Let's Build Next Year's Team - First Pairing Right Defenseman

Im sorta ripping off flylines yearly prospect post, and kinda building a twist around it. Were going to vote on the lines for next year. Im going to go position by position, and were going to have a vote for every single player, even the more obvious choices till we fill out an entire roster.

The assumptions here are the team carrying 2 goalies, 1 backup defenseman, and 2 backup forwards. The first few obvious prospects will also be listed in every vote, along with an "other" option. This is if you feel another player not listed is a better choice than any of the other players.

The Roster As It Stands Now:

Markus Naslund (52.83%) - Scotty Gomez (91.67%) - Nikolai Zherdev (78.02%)
Nigel Dawes - Chris Drury (54.48%) - Petr Prucha (40.91%)
Dan Fritsche (45.21%) - Brandon Dubinsky (93.15%) - Ryan Callahan (63.08%)
Freddy Sjostrom (56.52%) - Blair Betts (94.92%) - Aaron Voros (42.71%)
Colton Orr (58.18%)
Patrick Rissmiller (60.66%)

Marc Staal(59.22%)
- First Pairing Right Defenseman
Second Pairing Left Defenseman - Second Pairing Right Defenseman
Third Pairing Left Defenseman - Third Pairing Right Defenseman
Backup Defenseman

Starting Goalie
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07-30-2008, 12:03 PM
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Redden. I think Staal and Redden are going to form the best top pairing in the East next year.

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07-30-2008, 12:04 PM
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Ditto on Redden.

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07-30-2008, 12:06 PM
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redden all the way

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Redden. I think Staal and Redden are going to form the best top pairing in the East next year.
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Redden has to be in the first pair, if hes not the Rangers are in a whole lot of trouble.

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Redden. I think Staal and Redden are going to form the best top pairing in the East next year.

I bet they aren't even defense partners next season....

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Redden has to be in the first pair, if hes not the Rangers are in a whole lot of trouble.
wasnt that said about gomez on the first line last year? or drury on the 2nd? how did that work out

Im not sure pairings matter all that much. Renney balances out the time pretty well, nobody stays on the ice for 30 minutes a game, they all get their time.

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I bet they aren't even defense partners next season....
i bet you the odds are way higher than Sauer being the top pairing right defenseman.


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yea...who the hell put sauer on the top pairing

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yea...who the hell put sauer on the top pairing
SoS did. just click on the number to see all the results.

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This one's pretty easy.

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i bet you the odds are way higher than Sauer being the top pairing right defenseman.

i bet your right about that....

I clicked it because if your going to post a ridiculous option your going to get a ridiculous vote......much like how I voted orr throughout your other poll......

these polls mean very little anyway...the lines we post are mostly based on depth charts not what's actually done...

I bet the odds of Staal pairing with Rozsvial are a lot higher then with Redden...

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Rosy to keep the R-L shots together. Realistically I think staal will be paired w/ Girardi on the second pairing.

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Rosy to keep the R-L shots together. Realistically I think staal will be paired w/ Girardi on the second pairing.
Problem is Staal and Girardi were atrocious for those 2 games they were paired together.

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i bet your right about that....

I clicked it because if your going to post a ridiculous option your going to get a ridiculous vote......much like how I voted orr throughout your other poll......

these polls mean very little anyway...the lines we post are mostly based on depth charts not what's actually done...

I bet the odds of Staal pairing with Rozsvial are a lot higher then with Redden...
Giving everyone options isnt a bad thing, its the people who feel compelled to ruin everyone elses time who make it a bad thing.

You can choose to drive on the sidewalk, its definitely an option, but do you? I dunno, the more i read from you, the more i think you do...

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You can choose to drive on the sidewalk, its definitely an option, but do you? I dunno, the more i read from you, the more i think you do...
That's technically illegal. Being cranky in a poll to make a silly point is being a spoilsport.

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Pock all the way.

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That's technically illegal. Being cranky in a poll to make a silly point is being a spoilsport.
no, its illegal too, ive called the cops and everything, they said as soon as they solve all the "murders" in the world theyll get straight on this.

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Rozsival, mostly because he's actually a right defenseman

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Giving everyone options isnt a bad thing, its the people who feel compelled to ruin everyone elses time who make it a bad thing.

You can choose to drive on the sidewalk, its definitely an option, but do you? I dunno, the more i read from you, the more i think you do...
dude I'm not the only guy to think your options are ridiculous...

you can think whatever you want about me...I'm not the guy who put pock and sauer in the poll to begin with...

I'm not sure what I've written on these boards that's so bad but to each his own..

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Redden.....Let Staal learn from a true #1 defenseman.

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I understand the argument about people wanting to keep the L/R shots balanced correctly between pairings, but what about offensive vs. defensive capabilities?

As I see it, Redden & Rozsival are both primarily offensive defensemen (though Redden is a good two-way guy, his best asset is his first pass), and Staal & Girardi are both defensive defensemen.

Does it really make sense to pair our two best offensive defensemen together on the 1st pair, and then our two best defensive defensemen together on the 2nd pair? That limits all the offensive abilities to the 1st pair while making them a liability in their own zone, and does the exact opposite to the 2nd pair.

Something tells me it's going to be Redden on the 1st pair, Rozsival on the 2nd, then Staal & Girardi split between the other two slots depending on who they play better with.

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Pock all the way.

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come on don't make inferno mad...take it serious, bub!

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