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07-19-2012, 03:25 AM
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Where do you see Veilleux at the start of the season?

In Houston on the 4th line or healthy scratch with the Wild?
This wasn't probably to me, but I see him as starting in Huston and possibly being one of the first 3 call ups if one of the bottom six goes down.

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I think Bulmer will be in the top 6.....

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From Russo's depth chart (with Kassian as 13th forward, Prosser/Falk as 6th/7th defensemen):

Forwards: Stephane Veilleux, Jake Dowell, Jason Zucker, Brett Bulmer, Charlie Coyle, Johan Larsson, Nick Palmieri, Zack Phillips, Chad Rau, Jarod Palmer, Kris Foucault, David McIntyre, Carson McMillan, Justin Fontaine, Joel Broda

Defensemen: Jonas Brodin, Steven Kampfer, Brian Connelly, Tyler Cuma, Chay Genoway, Drew Bagnall, Kyle Medvec, Josh Caron, Colton Jobke (I removed Dumba)

Not counting Lorenz and his AHL deal either. There are a lot of players.

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Zucker - Rau - Fontaine
Foucault - Phillips - Coyle
Broda - Larsson - Bulmer
Palmieri - McIntyre/Dowell - Palmer
Veilleux

Brodin - Kampfer
Cuma - Connelly
Genoway - Bagnall/Medvec/Lorenz
Jobke
Caron

Hackett
Kuemper

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07-19-2012, 10:27 AM
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I think Bulmer will be in the top 6.....
I really doubt it consideing he never was before. Why would he be this time?

I wouldn't be surprise if Palmieri plays on the first 2 lines.

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Zucker - Rau - Fontaine
Foucault - Phillips - Coyle
Broda - Larsson - Bulmer
Palmieri - McIntyre/Dowell - Palmer
Veilleux

Brodin - Kampfer
Cuma - Connelly
Genoway - Bagnall/Medvec/Lorenz
Jobke
Caron

Hackett
Kuemper
It wouldn't make sense to take Larsson from the top center spot with the SEL champs and put him on 3rd line duty in AHL. If Wild wants him to develop to a top 6 forward (which I believe they do), they'll probably make sure he gets to play in a top 6 role in Houston...?!


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It wouldn't make sense to take Larsson from the top center spot with the SEL champs and put him on 3rd line duty in AHL. If Wild wants him to develop to a top 6 forward (which I believe they do), they'll probably make sure he gets to play in a top 6 role in Houston...?!
Larsson is better then Rau is, he is either centering the 1st line or the 2nd.

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It wouldn't make sense to take Larsson from the top center spot with the SEL champs and put him on 3rd line duty in AHL. If Wild wants him to develop to a top 6 forward (which I believe they do), they'll probably make sure he gets to play in a top 6 role in Houston...?!
I don't think there's going to be much difference in the 1st line's role and the 3rd line's role this year. Unless they go top-heavy on the first two lines, every line is going to be a threat to score and be counted on to play well in their own zone. I don't see it as demoting him to the 3rd line, but making the 3rd line all that much better.

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Larsson is better then Rau is, he is either centering the 1st line or the 2nd.
Just trying to balance out the kids.

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Just trying to balance out the kids.
Zucker Larsson Bulmer

Focoult Phillips Coyle

those guys have a chance to develop into t6 NHLers, Rau i guess but a very long shot, rest of the guys are aging and their "window" is a closing.

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Where do you see Veilleux at the start of the season?

In Houston on the 4th line or healthy scratch with the Wild?
Healthy scratch with the Wild.

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Healthy scratch with the Wild.
Agreed. He's there for when Yeo wants a fire lit under the team's *****.

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Agreed. He's there for when Yeo wants a fire lit under the team's *****.
Yuppers. He'd be there to mentor. Hes been around the block. Both good and bad.

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Kind of OT but Jake Dowell is now on Twitter.

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Healthy scratch with the Wild.
Unless Dumba earns a 9 game look with the Wild, then Veilleux may start in Houston and get called back up when Dumba goes back to Juniors.

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If there's a lockout I'll be paying a lot more attention to the minor league affiliates this year. Still can't get over the ECHL name, Orlando Solar Bears and the logo. Just doesn't sound hockey'ish to me, lol.

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If there's a lockout I'll be paying a lot more attention to the minor league affiliates this year. Still can't get over the ECHL name, Orlando Solar Bears and the logo. Just doesn't sound hockey'ish to me, lol.
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@Fel96

He started to find his offensive game last year in Kelowna, I think he should be given a chance to develop that further, hopefully that's the case.

@DrJanitor: No way Larsson plays 3rd line... Too good for it, likely our 1st callup... He's further along then Coyle.

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If he didn't get his chance in the last 2 seasons with the Aeros, don't see why he would especially when all the new players are coming.

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Well he was sent back to Kel where he started to score, I think he doubled his career high..

Depending on how they distribute ice time, I think he should be given a chance at a scoring role, nothing wrong with a kid like Bulmer who can score too.

Also some of the guys down there are just AHLers... Bulmer will play in the NHL... Maybe he does have a scoring touch, ala CC or even better.

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The Aeros will have at least 3 scoring lines next season.

Bulmer on the 3rd line is not a problem.

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The Aeros will have at least 3 scoring lines next season.

Bulmer on the 3rd line is not a problem.
K I wasn't sure how they would roll them, hence my concern.

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I don't think there's going to be much difference in the 1st line's role and the 3rd line's role this year. Unless they go top-heavy on the first two lines, every line is going to be a threat to score and be counted on to play well in their own zone. I don't see it as demoting him to the 3rd line, but making the 3rd line all that much better.
Ok, but even if you want three scoring lines I dont see the point in trying to build them as even as possible. Now, I dont know if I might be underestimating the AHL, but would you really be worried for a first line like Zucker - Larsson - Coyle because of them lacking AHL experience? If it was the NHL I certainly would, but at this point I would actually be quite excited!


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Come on, this is interesting! Should Houston concentrate its new talent pool up front or spread it out because of lack of experience, any opinions?

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No way Larsson finds himself on anything but the top 2 lines. He was the SEL rookie of the year last year I think that would only hurt his development playing in a third line role on an AHL team after he played a 1st line role on one of the best teams if not THE best team in Europe this season.

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