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01-07-2013, 04:05 PM
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Richards, Nash and Gaborik won't be a line at even strength but you can bet your ass they'll play on that power play with MDZ and someone else, maybe Stepan.
I would guess Callahan will be on the top PP unit the majority of the time.

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01-07-2013, 04:14 PM
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Richards, Nash and Gaborik won't be a line at even strength but you can bet your ass they'll play on that power play with MDZ and someone else, maybe Stepan.
I am sure alot will be tried, but to be honest, I wouldn't be too afraid to bet against you on this one...

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01-07-2013, 04:16 PM
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I don't see Kreider getting put on top 2 lines right away. I think Torts will let him develop some of his physicality on the bottom 2 lines and probably as soon as we go in a small goal drought he'll be put up on the top 2

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01-07-2013, 04:22 PM
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I really hope that Halpern could step up a little from last season and under Torts that could be possible, because Jeff is a good defensive forward and his FO skills are superb...

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01-07-2013, 04:25 PM
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I don't see Kreider getting put on top 2 lines right away. I think Torts will let him develop some of his physicality on the bottom 2 lines and probably as soon as we go in a small goal drought he'll be put up on the top 2
third line is fine for kreider. give him some time on the power play. that said, he might need to open the season in hartford. depending on how he looks in camp. can't hand anyone a role. torts will - wisely - make him earn it.

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01-07-2013, 04:41 PM
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Anyone else a little bit worried about the left side?

Neither Kreider nor Hagelin should be penciled in right away. I love them both and hope the earn their spots. But Kreider still has to prove himself and from all reports has been less than stellar. He may slump or need some significant time, who knows. Hagelin, I have more confidence in, but he is also young and he doesn't have much of a track record.

I wouldn't be opposed to some experience on the left side as an option. Any chance there will some invites to camp to compete for a spot on the wing? Any free agent options that would be attractive?

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01-07-2013, 05:05 PM
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Pyatt is an option at LW, and Stepan has played there as well though I would certainly agree that depth there is of some concern.

But in a 48 game season I am less worried about depth.

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01-07-2013, 05:08 PM
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Nash can play on the left side. Torts said that he wants him on the right, but it's Torts.

Everything will be tried.

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01-07-2013, 05:10 PM
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is Jasper Fast going to make the team?

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Torts said that he wants him on the right, but it's Torts.
I've heard this being said a couple of times, when did Torts say this?

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01-07-2013, 05:15 PM
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is Jasper Fast going to make the team?
He's in Europe. Maybe next year.

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01-07-2013, 05:24 PM
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Do we know the situation with Sauer? Man, I really hope he gets better soon. He was such a rock his rookie year.

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Do we know the situation with Sauer? Man, I really hope he gets better soon. He was such a rock his rookie year.
He's out indefinitely. Count him out for this season.

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01-07-2013, 05:26 PM
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Nash can play on the left side. Torts said that he wants him on the right, but it's Torts.

Everything will be tried.
I have a gut feeling that Nash will start on the left side. That will let Torts start Kreider on the third line with guys like Pyatt and Boyle, and let Cally play on the second line.

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01-07-2013, 05:55 PM
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With all due respect, B4L, his name is Rick Nash. For those of you penciling him on the right side, I honestly don't see it. Ryan Callahan is not getting pushed down to the third line. He and Gaborik are locks for the top 6.

For the last few years, Left Wing has been an organizational weakness. Hagelin was a pleasant surprise last year, but Dubi got cold and it was obvious that we needed a major move to put us over the top. And Glen Sather delivered.

I'd hate to be too overly optimistic, but having Nash, Hagelin, and Kreider as top 9 LW's sets our left side for years to come.

From my perspective, I believe the only holes Sather should look to improve is a third line RW and a bottom pairing RHD.

Anyways heres to a great season and a Cup to match!

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01-07-2013, 06:02 PM
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I would guess Callahan will be on the top PP unit the majority of the time.
I'm not sure. Both Callahan and Nash are at their best in front of the net.

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01-07-2013, 06:13 PM
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With all due respect, B4L, his name is Rick Nash. For those of you penciling him on the right side, I honestly don't see it. Ryan Callahan is not getting pushed down to the third line. He and Gaborik are locks for the top 6.

For the last few years, Left Wing has been an organizational weakness. Hagelin was a pleasant surprise last year, but Dubi got cold and it was obvious that we needed a major move to put us over the top. And Glen Sather delivered.

I'd hate to be too overly optimistic, but having Nash, Hagelin, and Kreider as top 9 LW's sets our left side for years to come.

From my perspective, I believe the only holes Sather should look to improve is a third line RW and a bottom pairing RHD.

Anyways heres to a great season and a Cup to match!
It's in the system but just have to be patient.

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01-07-2013, 06:33 PM
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My guess will be:

Hagelin Richards Nash
Callahan Stepan Gaborik
Kreider Boyle Pyatt
Asham Halpern Haley

Extra- Rupp, Newbury

McDonagh Girardi
Staal Stralman
Del Zotto Eminger

Cally can play the left side and I think he and Steps can open up the ice for Gaborik to have plenty of room to shoot. Nash can benefit from Hagelin's speed and grinding play. Hagelin and Richards has chemistry last season and I think Nash as a style that better suits Richards play making abilities. He isn't as soft as Gabby and can get to dirtier areas.

Also LOVE the size and speed on that third line. Two huge grinders and a blazing fast 6 foot 4 young power forward can work very well. Let Boyle and Pyatt open up the ice for Kreider.

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01-07-2013, 06:41 PM
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Nash can play on the left side. Torts said that he wants him on the right, but it's Torts.

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With all due respect, B4L, his name is Rick Nash. For those of you penciling him on the right side, I honestly don't see it. Ryan Callahan is not getting pushed down to the third line. He and Gaborik are locks for the top 6.
Exactly. There's no chance in hell Callahan plays on the third line. Torts loves him. He produces. He leads. He's a great utility guy to have and is way to valuable.


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I'd hate to be too overly optimistic, but having Nash, Hagelin, and Kreider as top 9 LW's sets our left side for years to come.
I think Hagelin overachieved a bit last season. I think he made the best of some good bounces. I think he's a lock as our third line LW long-term, but for some reason I can see him as a guy Sather would trade. I don't know why.

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01-07-2013, 06:43 PM
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Cally can play the left side
He doesn't have the stickwork to play on the left. His skills and style are perfectly suited on the right. Gaborik, on the other hand, can play on the left.

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01-07-2013, 06:48 PM
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Rupp-Boyle-Nash
Haley-Halpern-Kreider
Hagelin-Stepan-Pyatt
Callahan-Richards-Gaborik

It is Torts after all...might as well make it realistic.

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01-15-2013, 08:24 AM
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I know its Rick Nash, but unless hes on the same line as Gaborik and Richards, he should be playing on the 2nd line with Cally and Stepan. He's a better overall player than Gaborik so he can create his own offense. Not to mention Richards and Gabs clicked last year when they got a legit shot to play together don't fix what isnt broke

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Gabby- Steps- Cally
Hags- Richie- Nash
Kreider- Moore-Pyatt (If we get Dominic Moore)
Rupp- Boyle- Halpern

McD- Danny G
Staal- Strals-
MDZ- Gilroy

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