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04-14-2012, 12:30 AM
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What does our 2013-2014 Wild team look like

Yup not next year, the year after.

Here are the rules.

1.) You can add 1 Free agent, try to add one you think might truly sign here.

2.) You can add the 2012 # 7 overall pick, Don't make it a unrealistic pick, such as Yakupov. (Dumba, Forsberg, Rielly, Reihnart, Trouba, Etc....all fair game.

3.) You can factor in a trade, if you see fit and it's fair. Not a Clutterbuck for Stamkos type deal.


Go nuts.

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04-14-2012, 12:38 AM
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A new thread allowing complete freedom to let your creativity roam on a Friday night just past midnight? I eagerly await responses.

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04-14-2012, 12:45 AM
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Granlund - Koivu - Heatley
Hartnell - Phillips - Coyle
Bulmer - Larsson - Zucker
AHLer - Powe - Kassian

Brodin - Dumba
Scandella - Spurgeron
Falk - Cuma

Hackett
Backstrom

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04-14-2012, 12:48 AM
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Granlund - Koivu - Heatley
Hartnell - Phillips - Coyle
Bulmer - Larsson - Zucker
AHLer - Powe - Kassian

Brodin - Dumba
Scandella - Spurgeron
Falk - Cuma

Hackett
Backstrom
Where'd Gilbert go?

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04-14-2012, 12:52 AM
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Granlund - Koivu - Heatley
Hartnell - Phillips - Coyle
Bulmer - Larsson - Zucker
AHLer - Powe - Kassian

Brodin - Dumba
Scandella - Spurgeron
Falk - Cuma

Hackett
Backstrom
That's pretty solid

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04-14-2012, 01:00 AM
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Where'd Gilbert go?
Traded in the off-season of 12-13 along with Setoguchi. With the emergence of Dumba and Brodin, Gilbert becomes expendable.

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04-14-2012, 01:17 AM
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Too tired to do this tonight. I'll give it a shot tomorrow.

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04-14-2012, 01:33 AM
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Imma go with....

Granlund-Parise-Coyle
Heatley-Koivu-Phillips
Zucker-Brodziak-Larsson
Bulmer-Powe-Kassian

Brodin-Rielly
Scandella-Gilbert
Falk-Prosser

Hackett
Backup Goalie who cares.

** Mario Lucia ready year after.

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So Clutterbuck is as good as gone then?

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04-14-2012, 05:31 AM
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It would appear everyone is too tired to reply quite yet, lol.

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Parise-Koivu-Heatley
Phillips-Granlund-Coyle
Zucker-Brodziak-Larsson
Bulmer-FO Specialist-Clutterbuck
Kassian

Suter-Gilbert
Scandella-Spurgeron
Brodin-Dumba (imo that would be a great bottom pairing)
Falk/Prosser/Stoner

Backstrom (re-signed to a reasonable contract)
Hackett

NSH/NJD are eliminated in the first round, parise & Suter decide to bring their talents back to their hometown team and are key pieces to our playoff team.

Players like phillips/Larsson/Zucker/bulmer/clutterbuck can all be changed up on lines depending on how they are playing which is great cause that keeps a constant battle of the prospects/vets to perform and be rewareded for it.

Backstrom will resign to a significantly lower contract to stay in the city he loves and be around fellow finish players.

id say based off that lineup if suter / parise were to both come here the only real piece that is missing would be a dman who is strong and physical / can and likes to shoot the puck. but maybe our pick this year / brodin / scandella become that piece. also maybe a clear cut off of exp. after suter-gilbert.

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So Clutterbuck is as good as gone then?
I think that Clutterbuck prices himself out of the lineup.

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It would appear everyone is too tired to reply quite yet, lol.
I may have consumed a significant quantity of fermented and or distilled sugars last night.


Anyway:


Granlund-Koivu-Heatley
Latendresse-Coyle-Setoguchi
Larsson-Brodziak-Bulmer
Powe-Almond-Kassian

Scandella-Gilbert
Brodin-Rielly
Colaiacovo-Spurgeon

Hackett
Backstrom

I think it's unlikely more rookies than Granlund, Brodin, and one of Larsson/Bulmer makes the roster next year, and I don't think we'd go into a season with more than 4 sophomores and 3 rookies on the roster. In this, Clutterbuck was traded for picks or prospects because I don't believe he's a 4th liner like a number of people around here, and I didn't want to push anyone up the lineup to fit him in. Edit to add - Brodin-Rielly used as a second pairing, coupling a sophomore and rookie can be a risk, but we saw how Scandella-Spurgeon worked well. Keeping them as second pairing, even though they're likely the better players because they need to be eased into the game.

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That is one soft defense. I also think Coyle works better on the wing than in center.

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04-14-2012, 10:59 AM
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That is one soft defense. I also think Coyle works better on the wing than in center.
I don't know why people keep calling Gilbert and Scandella soft. No, there's no pylon tough guy, or big hit seeking Kronwall in it, but it's not like it's any worse than we were to start this year (assuming bad Falk showed up). Anyway, I might swap Scandella and Brodin's spots to get Rielly by a more physical, but still defensively responsible guy.


As for Coyle, I think he'll be used at center unless he shows he can't do it. I haven't seen anything that implies he won't be able to, and I'm convinced Granlund will be a wing, so if we don't draft/obtain a player to beat Coyle out as center, it'll be his position to lose.

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At best Gilbert and Scandella are like Schultz. But more physical forwards I think our defense would have difficulty with.

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@squidz - Where's Zucker?!

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Heatley - Koivu - Granlund
Phillips - Larsson - Coyle
Bulmer - Brodziak - Zucker
Powe - Almond -Kassian/Palmieri

Gilbert - Scandella
Dumba - Brodin
Spurgeon - Stoner/Falk

Hackett
Backstrom

Some guys I wanted to keep together: Heatley/Koivu/Granlund, Phillips/Coyle, Brodin/Dumba. Aside from our top line, I had a lot of trouble deciding lines 2-4. A lot depends on whether Lats/PMB will ever be the same. Also, I think the rookies will all show whether they're capable of handling the NHL when they get here. Some will excel, while others fail. I have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot of fluctuating lines.
  • I feel like Bulmer and Phillips could be swapped given their talent levels, but I think chemistry will factor into our line combinations.
  • FINALLY, with reduced minutes, Powe will finally be able to become that PK specialist he was brought in to be.
  • I also think we will bring in a free-agent defenseman... Just couldn't decide who. Was possibly thinking Carle.



Just realized that I forgot Setoguchi and Clutterbuck. There's not enough room for all of our prospects/roster players. We'll have to get rid of a couple guys. Now I'm sad.

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Looking at these, no way we're in the playoffs next year. Eagerly waiting for season 2013-2014 tho.

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Granlund-Koivu-Heatley
Setoguchi-Coyle- ?
Powe-Brodziak-Larsson
Clutterbuck-McMillan-Bulmer

Gilbert/Scandella
Brodin/ ?
Spurgeon/Prosser

Hackett
Harding/Veteran Backup type

I know I'm not playing the game, but I don't see Parise or Suter coming via FA. I do think trades will have to be made to fill those spots, and allow a decent number of prospects to continue to develop and push for spots.

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Granlund-Koivu-Heatley
Setoguchi-Coyle- ?
Powe-Brodziak-Larsson
Clutterbuck-McMillan-Bulmer

Gilbert/Scandella
Brodin/ ?
Spurgeon/Prosser

Hackett
Harding/Veteran Backup type
No Zucker, Phillips, Falk or Stoner?

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Looking at these, no way we're in the playoffs next year. Eagerly waiting for season 2013-2014 tho.
One year later:

"Looking at these, no way we're in the playoffs next year. Eagerly waiting for season 2014-2015 tho."

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Heatley - Koivu - Coyle
Latendresse - Granlund - Setoguchi
Larsson - Brodziak - Clutterbuck
Kassian - FA Signing - Bulmer

Notable omissions: Zucker, Phillips (could easily replace Lats, if he doesn't get healthy, and/or Heatley if he's not re-signed).

Scandella - Gilbert
Brodin - Rielly/Trouba
Falk - Spurgeon
Prosser

Backstrom (re-sign on a 1 year deal)
Hackett

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@squidz - Where's Zucker?!
In Houston with Phillips. As I said, 4 sophomores and 3 rookies is probably too many. Those two are the ones I see most likely to not win a spot in camp.

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Alright I'm rested up and willing to give it a shot:

Heatley - Koivu - Coyle
Lats - Granlund - Seto
Larsson - Brodziak - Clutter
Kassian - Powe - Bulmer
Palmieri?

? - Gilbert
Brodin - Spurgeon
Scandella - Prosser/Kampfer
Falk

Backstrom (1 year deal)
Hackett

Don't think whoever we draft this year will be ready yet and until we let go of guys like Heatley and Clutter I don't see there being enough room for Phillips, Zucker, etc.

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