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10-13-2009, 04:41 PM
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Lines debate

There have been some great comments in various threads over the last week so rather than clutter an old GDT, I will risk starting a new thread.

My take is that the second line suffers from having two set-up guys that don't go into the corners. I had thought that it lacked a shooter (which it did) but adding Santo didn't help b/c they don't have anyone to go get the puck. The problem is that you can't really fix it with a Hornqvist who both shoots and goes to get the puck. I'm with the thought that Erat and Legwand should/must be broken up.

The question then becomes who to group together. I would say Hornqvist and Legwand for starters. Then Erat and Wilson. I would say Santo would fit better with Erat and Wilson if he fits at all... he may be the odd many out though because Ward and Jones may be better fits. For now, when JP returns, I would try:

Hornqvist-Legwand-Ward
Erat-Wilson-Santo
Tootoo-Goc-Guite

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10-13-2009, 08:57 PM
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Personally I had no problem with not signing a 2nd line winger over the summer as I thought Ward fit in well with Legwand and Erat.

When JP comes back you cant really break up the chemistry he has with Arnott and Sullivan, so Hornqvist is the odd man out. Now if I was Trotz and could punish Erat and Legwand I would drop them to the 3rd line with Ward, but that is probably not going to happen and just one will get dropped.

Hornqvist - Legwand - Santorelli
Erat - Wilson - Ward

Each line would have a measure of both grit and skill and the styles should mesh well.

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10-13-2009, 09:11 PM
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Sullivan - Arnott - Dumont
Erat - Legwand - Ward
Jones - Wilson - Hornqvist
Guite - Goc - Smithson
Tootoo

Is what I want to see


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10-13-2009, 09:39 PM
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Some link from The Aggrevator said at practice before leaving for Dallas
Hornquist - Arnott - Sullivan
Santo - Legwand - Jones
Erat - Wilson - Ward
Guite - Smithson - can't remember
Anyway, if you go to the site....it is all there

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10-13-2009, 11:26 PM
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I think a line of Dumont-Legwand-Erat is so crazy that it just might work.

Or could fail horribly... which would only lead us back to where we are now

I'm to the point where I'd like to see anything and everything. I really liked Ward and Wilson together from what I saw.

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10-14-2009, 01:45 AM
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I'm with the thought that Erat and Legwand should/must be broken up.
My Dad went to practice Tuesday and said that Legwand/Erat were in fact broken up. He didn't say who was on the lines, just that those 2 were on different lines.

(Also he said that JP took part in the full practice )

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10-14-2009, 10:15 AM
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My Dad went to practice Tuesday and said that Legwand/Erat were in fact broken up. He didn't say who was on the lines, just that those 2 were on different lines.

(Also he said that JP took part in the full practice )
Per Tennrag lines were:

Sullivan-Arnott-Hornqvist
Santorelli-Legwand-Jones
Erat-Wilson-Ward
Smithson-Guite-Belak

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10-14-2009, 10:26 AM
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Per Tennrag lines were:

Sullivan-Arnott-Hornqvist
Santorelli-Legwand-Jones
Erat-Wilson-Ward
Smithson-Guite-Belak
"Erat, meet Mr. Wilson. Wilson is playing for a paycheck. Make sure it's not yours."

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10-14-2009, 05:55 PM
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"Erat, meet Mr. Wilson. Wilson is playing for a paycheck. Make sure it's not yours."
If those are the combos, it looks as if Wilson took Leggy's spot, not Erats. The best of those lines looks to be the Wilson line, with Erat and Ward's skills and experience.

Legwand gets demoted, but now has two potential finishers (Calling Jones a "finisher" just because he will go to the net and knock in some junk goals) who will try to get to the net at the right times so if Leggy can handle the bulk of the playmaking he could benefit. The main grit/corner work though looks to be Jones. A lot of responsibility for him. I hope he can do it.

Once Dumont returns, I would think Hornqvist joining Leggy's line would strengthen it. More grit if Santorelli gets bumped, and skill if Jones gets the bump. With the other line remaining Erat-Wilson-Ward.

I like it. We could still end up with three lines who can score on any night. Sure beats the one line only we've had so far. I was saying in my rants in the last game thread (still feeling the effects of some in-game, and post, drinking I think...) that I hoped Erat and Leggy would be broken up. Leggy needs more finishers/grit on his line and Erat needs the same in a center.

Come on men! Beat Dallas!


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10-14-2009, 06:14 PM
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Per Tennrag lines were:

Sullivan-Arnott-Hornqvist
Santorelli-Legwand-Jones
Erat-Wilson-Ward
Smithson-Guite-Belak
I would switch Jones and Ward. Of course, I don't get paid jack for figuring it out and, whatever you think of Trotz, I'm willing to bet he has more clue than me on this call.

5 or 6 goals tonight by the guys would make him look smart. Actually, one goal by a non-first line player would, too. Or a single freakiin' power play goal. Or one single solitary goal by a d-man. Or. or. or.

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10-14-2009, 06:24 PM
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Or one single solitary goal by a d-man. Or. or. or.
Or even a 1-0 win on a accidental knock into their own net by Dallas.

Just win baby.

I like Ward on Erat's and Wilson's line. Lot of responsibility on the young center but he's got good players around him so he won'[t have to do it all. And a wake up call for Legwand as he looks which players he gets... I imagine the plan may be for Hornqvist to join Legwand in a couple games and then he'll have better players.

Which line is our "shutdown line"? That's all that concerns me. I don't see one, lol. Wilson is supposedly a bit defensively responsible, but he doesn't have enough experience... So that means Leggy still, but with Jones and Santorelli? I don't think of them as being all that great two-way.

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The wingers don't have to be great two-way players with Legwand just smart and focused enough to stay out on the point men as to clear pucks when they come up the boards.

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10-15-2009, 08:36 AM
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what difference to lines make with this team? Trotz is going to juggle them all game anyways.

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10-15-2009, 08:40 AM
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what difference to lines make with this team? Trotz is going to juggle them all game anyways.
Good point.

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