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10-12-2011, 11:42 AM
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Callahan leaves practice for "maintenence day"

im hearing reports that he left practice...anyone in the know?

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It seems like something very minor. Stepan is playing on the first line with Gabby/Richards as of now.

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It seems like something very minor. Stepan is playing on the first line with Gabby/Richards as of now.
I like that idea.

Gets Stepan good minutes, if we must go to a 3 line rotation. Kind of burns Zuccarello though.

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I like that idea.

Gets Stepan good minutes, if we must go to a 3 line rotation. Kind of burns Zuccarello though.
Why? Upgrade Boyle and thats a solid line....

Wolski/Fedotenko-Boyle-MZA

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10-12-2011, 12:06 PM
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All Andrew Gross has said is that he left the ice after the PP work was done...

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Maybe he had to poo.

Im not joking.

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10-12-2011, 12:09 PM
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Why? Upgrade Boyle and thats a solid line....

Wolski/Fedotenko-Boyle-MZA
I think Boyle's line is now the third line

Stepan-Richars-Gaborik
Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan
Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust

would be what I would expect from a 3 line rotation.

Makes Rupp, Christensen, Wolski, Zuccarello the leftovers

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Why? Upgrade Boyle and thats a solid line....

Wolski/Fedotenko-Boyle-MZA
we had 2 lines that had great chemistry last year, so if stepan works on the top line then it would be silly to not reunite those 2 lines

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if stepan works there it could mean the end of wolski and his cap hit...

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Can a mod edit the thread title so people don't have a heart attack when they read it? No injury is confirmed yet.

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Maybe he had to poo.

Im not joking.
Hopefully they didn't go out drinking the night before, because that would not be pleasant...

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we had 2 lines that had great chemistry last year, so if stepan works on the top line then it would be silly to not reunite those 2 lines

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dubinsky-anisimov-callahan
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rupp-christensen-mza

if stepan works there it could mean the end of wolski and his cap hit...
I feel like people on here get too attached to lines 1,2,3 and 4. People think just because a line is the 4th line, they have to be great defensively and be a great checking, tough line. In our case our 3rd line might fill that role, but also might play more. Our 4th line might be different than a typical 4th line but that is not a problem.

I just do not know how well rupp-christ-MZA-Wolski would blend as a combination for a line.

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Send Zuccarello to the Whale and bring up Bourque/Hagelin and Mitchell/Newbury.

Trade Wolski/Christensen in a package for Franson.

Stepan. Richards. Gaborik
Dubinsky. Anisimov. Callahan
Frdotenko. Boyle. Prust
Rupp. Newbury/Mitchell. Bourque/Hagelin

McDonagh. Girardi
Del Zotto. Sauer
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Eminger/Woywitka

Don't carry shootout specialists. Carry guys who can contribute 5v5 and PK for the bottom line.

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10-12-2011, 12:27 PM
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What message does that send to other players who are wanting to make the team?

Bust your ass in the off season to get ready for the upcoming season, have a great camp, and because the first two regular season games were iffy you get sent down?

What message does that send to Zuccarello? We really don't want you here despite on how hard you have tried?

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His back is just sore from trying to carry the team.

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10-12-2011, 12:31 PM
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What message does that send to other players who are wanting to make the team?

Bust your ass in the off season to get ready for the upcoming season, have a great camp, and because the first two regular season games were iffy you get sent down?

What message does that send to Zuccarello? We really don't want you here despite on how hard you have tried?
I don't see your argument.

Most players work hard. That doesn't mean they're good enough to skate a regular shift in the NHL.

Zuccarello is not made for the NHL. He's not a good NHL player. It doesn't matter how hard he works, he's not going to grow taller and turn his average at best skating into elite skating. And facing unfortunate facts, that's always going to hold him back.

A guy like Callahan got sent down. He worked his ass off. Several years later, he's captain.

Every player is a unique case.

And what does it mean to other young players? It means an opportunity for them opened up.

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Is there a source? No need to lower our already low morale!

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Maybe he had to poo.

Im not joking.
we've all had to play the "i gotta crap" card while playing sports at some point in our life...difference is, you usually come back eventually. Cally didnt.

I cant even imagine sitting through that isles game and watching Montoya get a 10 save shutout w/o cally.

Ive been pro step's on the first line since the talk started the day after richards signed. I think step's is really the only viable option left if you want to keep the cally/dubi line together. Wolski? hell no, Boyle? love the guy but theres no way he should ever be on a first line anywhere. Stepan needs more icetime and is really the only option besides Dubi who can handle it from a talent standpoint. He can handle his own in the corners and we havent seen how good his vision/hockey sense really is yet. Im all for it.

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I think Boyle's line is now the third line

Stepan-Richars-Gaborik
Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan
Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust

would be what I would expect from a 3 line rotation.

Makes Rupp, Christensen, Wolski, Zuccarello the leftovers
That's exactly how it is, regardless if people don't want to believe it. They can argue that Feds-Boyle-Prust is really our fourth line, but they're relied on much more.


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we had 2 lines that had great chemistry last year, so if stepan works on the top line then it would be silly to not reunite those 2 lines

stepan-richards-gaborik
dubinsky-anisimov-callahan
fedotenko-boyle-prust
rupp-christensen-mza

if stepan works there it could mean the end of wolski and his cap hit...
That fourth line is such a joke. Torts relies heavily on his top units but what is the point of that fourth line? Talk about putting a line together that's destined to fail. If Wolski's there it makes just as little sense.

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I feel like people on here get too attached to lines 1,2,3 and 4. People think just because a line is the 4th line, they have to be great defensively and be a great checking, tough line. In our case our 3rd line might fill that role, but also might play more. Our 4th line might be different than a typical 4th line but that is not a problem.

I just do not know how well rupp-christ-MZA-Wolski would blend as a combination for a line.
I think the reason someone like me worries about it is because I think that your team is better when you have a third line that can actually contribute offensively, and a fourth line that has guys like Prust/Boyle/Feds on it.

When you rely on those guys to do what they do best, and put more offensive players in roles to succeed offensively, your team is better for it.

When what should be your fourth line becomes your third line, you're asking them to produce more offensively. When your third line becomes your fourth line and is filled with guys like MZA, Christensen, and Wolski, then you've got a line that will be utterly useless the 8 or 9 minutes they're on the ice.

You want that line that's getting 8-9 minutes to be filled with guys who are going to go out there and change momentum and forecheck and cycle and control play. You don't want it filled with guys who are going to be invisible and liabilities defensively.

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Glad Cally's OK... interesting to hear that Torts is going to try Step at #1LW.

I didn't think that was really a viable option. My interest is peaked.

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Should be funny to see BR trying to hit Gabby on streaks through the middle while Step is still two steps behind in the neutral zone ha.

Jokinnnng. Never know what could work.

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Send Zuccarello to the Whale and bring up Bourque/Hagelin and Mitchell/Newbury.

Trade Wolski/Christensen in a package for Franson.

Stepan. Richards. Gaborik
Dubinsky. Anisimov. Callahan
Frdotenko. Boyle. Prust
Rupp. Newbury/Mitchell. Bourque/Hagelin

McDonagh. Girardi
Del Zotto. Sauer
Erixon. Franson
Eminger/Woywitka

Don't carry shootout specialists. Carry guys who can contribute 5v5 and PK for the bottom line.
They aren't ready by a long shot and you think its good for their development to play 7 minutes in the NHL on the 4th line?

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I feel like people on here get too attached to lines 1,2,3 and 4. People think just because a line is the 4th line, they have to be great defensively and be a great checking, tough line. In our case our 3rd line might fill that role, but also might play more. Our 4th line might be different than a typical 4th line but that is not a problem.

I just do not know how well rupp-christ-MZA-Wolski would blend as a combination for a line.
yeah labels of which # a line is means little...and that 4th line might have trouble finding ice time, but if this gives you 3 lines with chemistry that would put us ahead of most teams. if the '4th line' is the biggest concern we'd be in good shape

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They aren't ready by a long shot and you think its good for their development to play 7 minutes in the NHL on the 4th line?
Is their potential really anything more then that anyway?

They could bring up Mitchell and Newbury, as well.

Really doesn't matter as long as its a couple of guys who can fill the tole of physical, grinding, defensive forward and play the PK on a regular basis as well.

I selfishly would like Bourque up here because I love the kid, he reminds me of Callahan. He's a leader by example. He never quits.

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