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10-17-2003, 04:15 AM
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when koivu comes back

u know whats gonna screw it up when koivu comes back hes gonna screw up the lines!
what i would do is take out begin and put koivu playing with sundstrom and ward!! then we will have 3 decent lines!!!!

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what u guys think is gonna happen with koivu??

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Well I don't know
Ribeiro is doing well so is Perreault...for now
we don;t know what will happen down the road so here's what I would do

Keep the Hossa-Ribs-Zed line intact
Also keep the Ryder-Perreault-Audette line together
I would have Koivu centering Bulis and Ward
And as a fourth line a mix of the remaining players


in no particular order:

Hossa-Ribeiro-Zednik
Ryder-Perreault-Audette
Bulis-Koivu-Ward
Kilger/Langdon/Sundstrum-Juneau/Begin-Dackell

Bulis and Ward are very good defensive players and so is Koivu but they can also put the puck in the net. Last year Bulis finished the season with Koivu and I saw Ward on Koivu's side during my day dreaming this summer...

I don't want Koivu to be turned into a Defensive Specialist but for now CJ might give him that role.

I know there's too many players on the roster so my guess is BG will try to trade a player or two.

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10-17-2003, 06:16 AM
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Ryder-Koivu-Audette
Hossa-Ribeiro-Zednick
Bulis-Perrault-Ward
Sundstrom-Juneau-Dackell

That's how I'd like to see the lines. Give the Juneau line most of the PK work. And we have three offensive lines to go to on any given night. Whichever line is playing better gets the 16-18 min/game.

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10-17-2003, 06:55 AM
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IMO, we keep Perrault with Ryder and Audette for the time being. Bulis seemed to fit well with Koivu last season and I think Ward could bang a few goals in (ie let Saku bank some pucks off him into the net) given some icetime and a centre like Koivu.

This way we can have three scoring lines and delegate the icetime on a night by night basis. Play whichever line is buzzing on a night. If everyone keeps playing within the system CJ has in place, I don't see the need for a checking line. My thoughts are you want your best players on the ice, and giving a ton of minutes to Juneau and Dackell is retarted.

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Originally Posted by Lewis63
Well I don't know
Ribeiro is doing well so is Perreault...for now
we don;t know what will happen down the road so here's what I would do

Keep the Hossa-Ribs-Zed line intact
Also keep the Ryder-Perreault-Audette line together
I would have Koivu centering Bulis and Ward
And as a fourth line a mix of the remaining players


in no particular order:

Hossa-Ribeiro-Zednik
Ryder-Perreault-Audette
Bulis-Koivu-Ward
Kilger/Langdon/Sundstrum-Juneau/Begin-Dackell

Bulis and Ward are very good defensive players and so is Koivu but they can also put the puck in the net. Last year Bulis finished the season with Koivu and I saw Ward on Koivu's side during my day dreaming this summer...

I don't want Koivu to be turned into a Defensive Specialist but for now CJ might give him that role.

I know there's too many players on the roster so my guess is BG will try to trade a player or two.
I agree with you entirely, Bulis is a fast wing man that can keep up to Koivu's style and Ward has decent speed and likes to work hard on the boards and in front of the net, much like Ryder. We saw last night Ward likes to hit and isn't affraid to let the gloves drop. He'd be a good fit.

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10-17-2003, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by ed_brock
Ryder-Koivu-Audette
Hossa-Ribeiro-Zednick
Bulis-Perrault-Ward
Sundstrom-Juneau-Dackell

That's how I'd like to see the lines. Give the Juneau line most of the PK work. And we have three offensive lines to go to on any given night. Whichever line is playing better gets the 16-18 min/game.

Ed
Oh, by the way, welcome to the board, I saw you are kind of new here with your sixth post. So I won't be to rude with you. LOL

Okay, I'm not agree with your lines. If you put Perreault between Bulis and Ward, you have a bad combo. I know from experience of Hab fan this line will be totally unefficient. Totally.
The 2 lines of Ribeiro and Perreault works fine for now. Let's keep them intact, well, ...until they fail.
Ryder might be a better left winger than anyone else on the team but with the kind of play Koivu brings, he would do fine with Bulis and Ward/or Kilger.

So why not have 3 strong lines equilibrated offensively and defensively?
Something like:
Bulis-Koivu-Ward/or Kilger
Hossa-Ribeiro-Zednick
Ryder-Perrault-Audette

with equal ice time.

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10-17-2003, 07:38 AM
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Juneau played more minutes last night than I think the coaching staff would like because of the time Lemieux spends on the ice. Koivu balances this out because he forces the other team to respect his line and can play some shifts against the opposing top lines. Perreault doesn't give you this option. i think that a poor game by someone or a bad matchup will direct Julien. Perreault is a funny player, the faults that he has always had are still there, but he produces, especially when he is filling in on a top line. To me, the answer is that Koivu will move to Perreault's spot and Perreault will find himself with a combination of Ward,Kilger,Sundstrom or Langdon. He can still take key faceoffs and play on the PP. The player I just can't see is Audette. I realize that he has 4 points, but I just don't see anything he does that someone else couldn't do, along with a better overall game.

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Ryder-Koivu-Audette
Hossa-Ribeiro-Zednik
Dackell-Juneau-Bulis
Bégin-Perreault-Ward

PP1 Koivu-Perreault-Ryder

PP2 Audette-Ribeiro-Zednik

PK1 Juneau-Dackell

PK2 Bégin-Bulis

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