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Which Rookie will makes the top 2 lines?

View Poll Results: which of these youngsters will earn a spot on the top two lines
A. Kotstitysn 17 17.00%
Perezhogin 10 10.00%
Latendresse 7 7.00%
Higgins 65 65.00%
Plekanec 1 1.00%
Chipchura 0 0%
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07-24-2006, 08:44 AM
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Which Rookie will makes the top 2 lines?

which on of these rookies will make the top 2 lines to go with Koivu, Kovalev, Ryder, Samsonov, and Ribeiro?
1-A. Kotstityn
2-Perezhogin
3-Latendresse
4-Higgins
5-Plekanec
6-Chipchura

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07-24-2006, 08:44 AM
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Zero rookies will make the top 2 lines.

The top 2 lines will consist of: Koivu, Kovalev, Ryder, Higgins, Ribeiro and Samsonov.

Although I do think Chipchura will make the team and Bonk traded for a late round draft pick. (bookmark this post )

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07-24-2006, 08:49 AM
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Zero rookies will make the top 2 lines.

The top 2 lines will consist of: Koivu, Kovalev, Ryder, Higgins, Ribeiro and Samsonov.

Although I do think Chipchura will make the team and Bonk traded for a late round draft pick. (bookmark this post )
The way Latendresse is coming out of camp I think he'll really earn that last spot or at least put up a big fight for it. We need a banger on that line, and it would be good to bring him up with Koivu who makes every around him that much better.

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07-24-2006, 08:56 AM
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The top 2 lines will consist of: Koivu, Kovalev, Ryder, Higgins, Ribeiro and Samsonov.
Though I agree that that will be the top 6 in October, the season is so long, you never know what we will look like at the end of the season. If sometime after Xmas A. Kost gets on one of the bottom lines and suddenly explodes, I would have no problem with him put to the left of Koivu and place Higgins on the 3rd. This is in no way stating Higgins isn't good enough, on the contrary, I think he is the most dynamic player we have and I feel he could really thrive on the 3rd (or anywhere). His confidence is now there, he knows where to be when the puck comes to him. Plus being next to Plekanec, who plays a similar game to Koivu, having all of the chemistry they have already from Hamilton, that line could really fly as they'd see a lot of ice time aswell. That would seriously give us 3 exceptional offensive lines and one ofthe best 4th energy lines in the league.

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Though I agree that that will be the top 6 in October, the season is so long, you never know what we will look like at the end of the season. If sometime after Xmas A. Kost gets on one of the bottom lines and suddenly explodes, I would have no problem with him put to the left of Koivu and place Higgins on the 3rd. This is in no way stating Higgins isn't good enough, on the contrary, I think he is the most dynamic player we have and I feel he could really thrive on the 3rd (or anywhere). His confidence is now there, he knows where to be when the puck comes to him. Plus being next to Plekanec, who plays a similar game to Koivu, having all of the chemistry they have already from Hamilton, that line could really fly as they'd see a lot of ice time aswell. That would seriously give us 3 exceptional offensive lines and one ofthe best 4th energy lines in the league.
I'd have no problem with that scenario. Pleks and Higgins have played a lot together and work well with each other. Plus Pleks-Higgins would not just be a offensive line because they are both very sound defensively. Either way I believe our lineup will be quite versitile.

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07-24-2006, 09:10 AM
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I totally agree with these posters, I 3rd line of Higgins, Pleks, and maybe Johnson would be a great 2 way line, leaving Begin, Bonk, and possibly a rookie to play the fourth line.

Rookie-Koivu-Ryder
Samsonov-Ribeiro- Kovalev
Higgins-Plekanec-Johnson
Begin-Bonk-Rookie

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I totally agree with these posters, I 3rd line of Higgins, Pleks, and maybe Johnson would be a great 2 way line, leaving Begin, Bonk, and possibly a rookie to play the fourth line.

Rookie-Koivu-Ryder
Samsonov-Ribeiro- Kovalev
Higgins-Plekanec-Johnson
Begin-Bonk-Rookie
The way I see the season starting:

Higgins-Koivu-Ryder
Samsonov-Ribeiro-Kovalev
Perezhogin-Plekanec-Johnson
Begin-Chipchura-Murray

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07-24-2006, 09:40 AM
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Higgins is somewhat a lock for a spot on the top 2 lines

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07-24-2006, 09:53 AM
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No way you split up Higgins and Koivu before seeing what happens at training camp. Higgins was one of the top goal scorers in the league after the olympic break.

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Kost will play the 50+games samsonov will be injured.

(lol I dont want this to be true, but may well be!)

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Latendresse , but Higgins already have his spot on the first line

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Kostitsyn.

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The way I see the season starting:

Higgins-Koivu-Ryder
Samsonov-Ribeiro-Kovalev
Perezhogin-Plekanec-Johnson
Begin-Chipchura-Murray
I would hardly put Chipchura centering a shutdown line.. at least not right away. I'll take Bonk there, thanks.

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which on of these rookies will make the top 2 lines to go with Koivu, Kovalev, Ryder, Samsonov, and Ribeiro?
1-A. Kotstityn
2-Perezhogin
3-Latendresse
4-Higgins
5-Plekanec
6-Chipchura
Perezhogin, Higgins, and Plekanec are sophmores now not rookies and as for the list of rookies that you have, barring a spectacular performance from either Latendresse or Chipchura, Kostitsyn is the only one with a realistic chance of making the team this year nevermind playing on the top two lines. So by realistic process of elimination, I have to choose Kostitsyn.

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The way Latendresse is coming out of camp I think he'll really earn that last spot or at least put up a big fight for it. We need a banger on that line, and it would be good to bring him up with Koivu who makes every around him that much better.

The only way that could happen this year is if Ryder is traded. Some blogger suggests that Gainey is pursuing a trade for Briere. If that were to happen according to the alleged scenario (which I doubt), Briere would replace Ribeiro between Samsonov and Kovalev and there would be a battle for right wing on Koivu's line between Latendresse, Kostitsyn, and Perezhogin (may the best man win).

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I'll say Higgins. Safe pick.

What a great poll to have. Nice to see the Habs with so many solid prospects.

Futures so bright I've got to wear shades.

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Samsonov - Koivu - Kovalev
Higgins - Ribeiro - Ryder
Perezhogin - Plekanec - Johnson
Begin - Bonk - Murray

That's the way I see our lineup for the start of the season.

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Of the actual rookies, I voted for Kosty.

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i'd like to see Higgins on the so called third line and a rookie on the so called first line.

There should not be a huge margin of time played between those three lines, and Plekanecs + Higgins = Chemistry too.

but I admit a "kid" line for the third would be great (Pleks, Perez. Kost/Lats)

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which on of these rookies will make the top 2 lines to go with Koivu, Kovalev, Ryder, Samsonov, and Ribeiro?
1-A. Kotstityn
2-Perezhogin
3-Latendresse
4-Higgins
5-Plekanec
6-Chipchura


higgins is already a top line winger duh

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higgins is already a top line winger duh
Exactly! What's the point of this?

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Exactly! What's the point of this?
Its a trick question. Half of those players arent rookies anymore.

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I totally agree with these posters, I 3rd line of Higgins, Pleks, and maybe Johnson would be a great 2 way line, leaving Begin, Bonk, and possibly a rookie to play the fourth line.

Rookie-Koivu-Ryder
Samsonov-Ribeiro- Kovalev
Higgins-Plekanec-Johnson
Begin-Bonk-Rookie

But why would you put a rookie on that top line when Higgins was the best player in the second half of the season on that line?It would be pretty dumb if they would do that.

Higgins-Koivu-Ryder
Samsonov-Ribeiro-Kovalev
Johnson-Plekanec-Perezhogin
Bonk-Begin-Rookie

The only way a rookie makes the top 2 lines his if Ryder and Ribeiro are traded for a
Centerman.It would open up 1 spot

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I highly doubt any rookie makes the top 2 lines and especially Latendresse who will not even make the team.

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The first two lines are already set up:

Higgins - Koivu - Ryder
Samsonov - Ribeiro - Kovalev

No rookies on the first two lines. And even for the other lines, I'd doubt it. The guy will have to earn his spot since :

Perezhogin - Plekanec - Johnson
Murray - Bonk - Begin

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