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04-16-2012, 12:13 AM
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I think Boyle should definitively get the jump to 2nd line. He's playing great lately.

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04-16-2012, 12:25 AM
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I think Boyle should definitively get the jump to 2nd line. He's playing great lately.
It also doesn't help that D-Step has been invisible for the past 2 games. Maybe this will wake him up!

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04-16-2012, 12:29 AM
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given Torts history, he'll put Kreider on the 4th line and make him earn his ice time and position in the lineup/depth charts.

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04-16-2012, 12:38 AM
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Feds-Richards-Gabby
Dubi-AA-Cally
Kreider-Boyle-Prust
Mitchell-Stepan-Rupp
This, but swap Kreider and Mitchell.

That lineup takes care of a lot of the things that went wrong in game 2.

-There's chemistry on each line (Pack line has played together, Richards/Gaborik on the top line, Boyle and Prust on the 3rd line, Stepan and Kreider on the 4th).

-Each line has at least one guy who can win a faceoff (This is why I don't like the idea of putting Dubinsky on a line with Richards, Boyle or Stepan--Put him with AA, where he can take the draws).

-The two players who need the most protection (Stepan, who has already been targeted, and Kreider, who most certainly will be) have it in Mike Rupp. Fedotenko won't deter Sens goons from taking runs at those guys. Mike Rupp can (and likely will be told to do just that). This is why we signed Rupp--to provide protection while taking a regular shift.

-The lineup has flexibility. Rupp doesn't have to play EVERY shift with Kreider and Stepan. If those two get something going, Torts can double shift Gaborik or Callahan with them for a few shifts. The same applies to the first line. Feds doesn't have to play every shift with Richie and Gabs. I could see Boyle up there every now and again, or Torts double shifting a very-angry (ie-motivated) Dubinsky.

Just my opinion, but I think those four lines maximize the best attributes of the players currently available to Torts.

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04-16-2012, 12:43 AM
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This, but swap Kreider and Mitchell.

That lineup takes care of a lot of the things that went wrong in game 2.

-There's chemistry on each line (Pack line has played together, Richards/Gaborik on the top line, Boyle and Prust on the 3rd line, Stepan and Kreider on the 4th).

-Each line has at least one guy who can win a faceoff (This is why I don't like the idea of putting Dubinsky on a line with Richards, Boyle or Stepan--Put him with AA, where he can take the draws).

-The two players who need the most protection (Stepan, who has already been targeted, and Kreider, who most certainly will be) have it in Mike Rupp. Fedotenko won't deter Sens goons from taking runs at those guys. Mike Rupp can (and likely will be told to do just that). This is why we signed Rupp--to provide protection while taking a regular shift.

-The lineup has flexibility. Rupp doesn't have to play EVERY shift with Kreider and Stepan. If those two get something going, Torts can double shift Gaborik or Callahan with them for a few shifts. The same applies to the first line. Feds doesn't have to play every shift with Richie and Gabs. I could see Boyle up there every now and again, or Torts double shifting a very-angry (ie-motivated) Dubinsky.

Just my opinion, but I think those four lines maximize the best attributes of the players currently available to Torts.
Logical, but I don't want Mitchell anywhere near the 3rd line, which has had a huge increase in time lately.

Kreider with Boyle and Prust works although I'd rather not break up the 3rd line because they played so well on Saturday. Kreider, Dubi, Cally would be great but Torts won't want to throw him into those minutes that early on either.

Gut tells me he's on the 3rd w Boyle and Prust but if the Rangers have no offense generated early expect the lines to be reshifted accordingly. Wouldn't be surprised to see Kreider w Richie and Gabby at someone point if we're down 1-0 or 2-1.

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04-16-2012, 01:02 AM
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Logical, but I don't want Mitchell anywhere near the 3rd line, which has had a huge increase in time lately.

Mitchell's going to get a bump in minutes any way you slice it. With Hagelin out, the team has one top-6 LW (Dubinsky), two 4th line LW (Feds and Mitchell) and a rookie (Kreider). We both know that Torts will have Kreider on a short leash for the next few games, if not for the entirety of this post-season. Who gets those minutes? Torts trusts Mitchell (I have no idea why). He's going to play him more than he will Kreider.

I also don't like the idea of putting Kreider on Boyle's wing. Not only does Boyle not offer much in the way of protection, but that puts Kreider right next the guy at the center of the ****-storm. See how he handles a few shifts on the 4th line, and (particularly if it fizzles again) maybe work him into the PP.

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04-16-2012, 01:46 AM
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I honestly believe that Krieder needs to go out there and have some fun. Thats the only way he is going to get over his nerves if he has any.

Be prepared for some mistakes people, they are going to happen.

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04-16-2012, 01:52 AM
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Stepan - Richards - Gaborik
Dubinsky - AA - Cally
Kreider - Boyle - Fedotenko
Scott - Rupp - Prust

PLEASE

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04-16-2012, 01:56 AM
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Dubinsky-Richards-Gaborik
Anisimov-Boyle-Callahan
Kreider-Stepan-Feds
Prust-Mitchell-Rupp

There are risks here (I would worry about that third line winning draws, and there is no true shutdown line), but I think it's worth running out in practice for a look. The top line runs off of Haglin forechecking and winning pucks. Dubinsky isn't Haglin (or Kreider) fast, but he has been doing those two things as well as anyone of late, and he should have a chip on his shoulder.

I think it's more likely that we see:
Feds-Richards-Gaborik
Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan
Kreider-Boyle-Prust
Mitchell-Stepan-Rupp
Prust-Mitchell-Rupp


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04-16-2012, 02:12 AM
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Anisimov Richards Gaborik
Dubinsky Stepan Callahan
Kreider Boyle Fedotenko
Prust Rupp Mitchell

Girardi Mcdonaugh
Staal Stralman
Del Zotto Bickel

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04-16-2012, 06:23 AM
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I think Boyle should definitively get the jump to 2nd line. He's playing great lately.
So is Anisimov. I would give AA the edge over BB, not just because it's alphabetically the first choice, before anyone mentions it

Anisimov has really stepped up ever since the Flyers game at the end of the regular season

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04-16-2012, 07:31 AM
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not based on play just top of my head

Stepan, Richards, Gaborik
Dubinsky, Anisimov, Callahan
Fedotenko, Boyle, Prust
Rupp, Mitchell, Kreider

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04-16-2012, 08:52 AM
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not based on play just top of my head

Stepan, Richards, Gaborik
Dubinsky, Anisimov, Callahan
Fedotenko, Boyle, Prust
Rupp, Mitchell, Kreider
The GSR line? They know how to shoot, so that's good!

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04-16-2012, 10:53 AM
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not based on play just top of my head

Stepan, Richards, Gaborik
Dubinsky, Anisimov, Callahan
Fedotenko, Boyle, Prust
Rupp, Mitchell, Kreider
Haha yes, but based on play there's not a chance Step sees first line minutes he's easily been the worst of the top 9

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04-16-2012, 11:10 AM
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i would like to see something close to this.

anisimov-stepan-gaborik
dubinsky-richards-callahan
kreider-boyle-prust
fedotenko-mitchell-rupp

what i THINK we'll see is something more like..

anisimov-richards-gaborik
dubinsky-boyle-callahan
kreider-stepan-fedotenko
rupp-mitchell-prust

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04-16-2012, 11:21 AM
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Boyle, Richards, Mitchell, and Dubinsky has all operated around 52% in the circle this year.

Arty is at 47% and Stepan at 44.5%, roughly.

I think if we're doing the pack line we should have Dubinsky take the faceoffs. Mitchell take faceoffs for the 4th line.

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04-16-2012, 11:56 AM
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i would like to see something close to this.

anisimov-stepan-gaborik
dubinsky-richards-callahan
kreider-boyle-prust
fedotenko-mitchell-rupp

what i THINK we'll see is something more like..

anisimov-richards-gaborik
dubinsky-boyle-callahan
kreider-stepan-fedotenko
rupp-mitchell-prust
2nd configuration looks like a winner to me can juggle the top 6 around a bit if we need to but the 3rd line looks good. Kreider and Stepan have some previous chemistry and Feds adds a semblance of defensive responsibility.

It's tough though because neither Prust nor Feds deserve to be on the fourth.

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04-16-2012, 12:26 PM
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I don't care if Kreider has never played a game before the kid needs to be with some skill, if you put him on the 4th line he'll be useless and won't be able to use his talent.

Dubi - richie - gabby
Kreider - step - cally
Anisimov - Boyle - Feds
Mitchell - rupp - prust

The lines can be switched a lot of different ways where it can be affected but Kreider should NOT be on the 4th line

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04-16-2012, 12:34 PM
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What I think:
Feds - Richards- Gabby
Dubinsky - Anisimov - Cally (Dubi takes faceoffs)
Feds - Boyle - Prust
Scott - Mitchell - Rupp

What I want:

Arty-Richards-Gaborik
Dubi-Boyle-Cally
Kreider-Stepan-Feds
Rupp-Mitchell-Prust

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if feds is our answer to the hole on the first line...im not even watching.
golden girls reruns for me.

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04-16-2012, 03:23 PM
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I say throw Krieder to the wolves and let him line up with the only familar face he knows on the team:

Dubi-Richie-Gabby
Krieder-Steps-Cally
AA-Boyle-Feds
Scott-Rupp-Prust

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04-16-2012, 03:30 PM
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Whatever the lines may be, I have a feeling Stepan is going to shut everyone up tonight and make some sort of offensive contribution.

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04-16-2012, 03:42 PM
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Whatever the lines may be, I have a feeling Stepan is going to shut everyone up tonight and make some sort of offensive contribution.
I hope so, because he is 0 in 7 playoff games to start his career. For a guy coming off a 50 point season he needs to make an impact.

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04-16-2012, 06:07 PM
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If it were me...


Dubinsky - Richards - Gaborik
AA - Stepan - Cally
Kreider - Boyle - Fedotenko
Prust - Mitchell - Rupp


That's just me though.
Looking like Scott and Kreider are in!!!!!

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