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03-06-2013, 09:24 PM
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Doesn't Granlund shoot left, and wasn't he a LW for the Finn homeboy team?
Granlund can play both wings. He's been RW in World Championships, though.

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03-07-2013, 02:54 AM
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I'd like to know if half the people posting here about the Wild even *watch* the bloody games...

/facepalm

Put Butch up on the top line and watch magic happen. I am sick and tired of seeing his linemates be offensive black holes and then people blaming Bouchard. All those pretty passes to no one are him expecting a line mate to actually SKATE to the hole, not look at the hole, fall over and then laze their way to it after the pass.

When Clutterbuck comes back, send Coyle AND Granlund down to Houston.

Parise - Koivu - Bouchard
Zucker - Cullen - Setoguchi
Clutterbuck- Brodziak - Heatley
Rupp - Konopka/Dowell - Mitchell


/shrug

Last game there was exactly one player on PMB's line that even remotely looked like an NHL player. No it wasn't Butch nor Heater. I wouldn't be opposed to see PMB with Parise and Koivu though. Him or Granny. I prefer MG he definitely looks sharper atm than PMB.

Yes I watch the games.

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03-07-2013, 08:18 AM
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Even though he doesn't deserve it, i'd like to see Granlund on the first line with Parise and Koivu. Maybe if he can accidentally get a few assists it'll boost his confidence enough for him to use some of that creativity that was so hyped.

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03-07-2013, 11:03 AM
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Watch the most recent Chi game? Watch the Chi scoring highlights - you'll see #15 again and again when Chi scores. And if you look close you'll see a dinky little #96 being pushed aside and who was the Center? Baby jesus? Backstrom plus that 3rd Line was horrible and gave that game away.
This is a fairly inaccurate viewing of how things happened in that Chicago game. While they were on the ice for three goals, only one can any blame be put on the forwards(first Bickell goal). The other two were the D making sloppy passes, turning it over on our blue line and creating odd man rushes. D were solely to blame on the other two goals Chicago scored against the third line.

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03-07-2013, 11:22 AM
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Put Granlund on the 1st line as a winger, put Coyle on the 3rd line, then watch the magic happen. If that doesn't provide a beneficial change then I think it's time to split Koivu and Parise up.

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03-07-2013, 11:50 AM
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Bouchard to the first line for sure.
I have liked Setoguchi all year but he's in a Catch-22. You don't take him off the second line because it's working, and if it's not working you don't move him to the first line because it's obviously his fault and he should go to the fourth line or Pittsburgh or I don't know, anybody have any leper colony brochures?

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03-07-2013, 12:07 PM
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Granlund - Koivu - Parise
Zucker - Cullen - Setoguchi
PMB - Brodziak - Heatley
Rupp - Konopka - Clutterbuck

Although Heater and Clutterbuck on the 3/4 lines is an eyesore, I think Yeo should roll four lines more equally. That way there's at least potential on every line. I'd also like to see the Make-or-Break line:

Zucker - Granlund - Coyle

With that line we'd at least see more goals, either in our own end or the opponents end.

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03-07-2013, 01:42 PM
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I like the idea of Granlund or Butch to the top line.

All I know is, Coyle needs to get moved off it. Since he has been on that line, they have done absolutely nothing. They had a little luck against the Oil, but that seemed more flukey than anything.

I would send Coyle back down. He'll be good in the future, imo, but he's not ready yet.

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03-07-2013, 02:37 PM
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Granlund - Koivu - Parise
Zucker - Cullen - Setoguchi
PMB - Brodziak - Heatley
Rupp - Konopka - Clutterbuck
I like this.

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03-07-2013, 03:06 PM
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I'd also like to see the Make-or-Break line:

Zucker - Granlund - Coyle

With that line we'd at least see more goals, either in our own end or the opponents end.
If we fall out of playoff contention, I hope they do this. It's not like it could make things worse at that point.

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03-07-2013, 06:35 PM
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Coyle's game isn't ready-enough to be a contributor on any sort of line the team has to depend on. He's just a guy out there along for the ride at this point in his development.

Much like most every other Yeo decision, don't understand it.
Yes, Coyle's not ready. And I question some of Yeo's decisions as well, I know he's tried a bunch of different combinations but don't think he's tried all the ones he should have.

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I'd like to know if half the people posting here about the Wild even *watch* the bloody games...

/facepalm

Put Butch up on the top line and watch magic happen. I am sick and tired of seeing his linemates be offensive black holes and then people blaming Bouchard. All those pretty passes to no one are him expecting a line mate to actually SKATE to the hole, not look at the hole, fall over and then laze their way to it after the pass.

When Clutterbuck comes back, send Coyle AND Granlund down to Houston.

Parise - Koivu - Bouchard
Zucker - Cullen - Setoguchi
Clutterbuck- Brodziak - Heatley
Rupp - Konopka/Dowell - Mitchell


/shrug
Bouchard's been worthless himself, and had his game and a half on the top-line which he did nothing. He should be put on waivers before put on the 1st line IMO.

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Put Granlund on the 1st line as a winger, put Coyle on the 3rd line, then watch the magic happen. If that doesn't provide a beneficial change then I think it's time to split Koivu and Parise up.
Though he hasn't earned it, it could be worth a try. Somethings got to give and we've got enough centers that Granlund doesn't have to be playing there.

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Bouchard to the first line for sure.
I have liked Setoguchi all year but he's in a Catch-22. You don't take him off the second line because it's working, and if it's not working you don't move him to the first line because it's obviously his fault and he should go to the fourth line or Pittsburgh or I don't know, anybody have any leper colony brochures?
The "2nd line" is pretty overrated based on a couple goals, they constantly have poor shifts. If Setoguchi's earned the opportunity, put him on the top-line. We need secondary scoring, but we need primary scoring too. With being a cap-ceiling team we should have enough talent to ice secondary scoring while loading up the top-line in any shape, or else the GM has done a poor job assembling the team.

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03-07-2013, 08:52 PM
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The "2nd line" is pretty overrated based on a couple goals, they constantly have poor shifts. If Setoguchi's earned the opportunity, put him on the top-line. We need secondary scoring, but we need primary scoring too. With being a cap-ceiling team we should have enough talent to ice secondary scoring while loading up the top-line in any shape, or else the GM has done a poor job assembling the team.
They have at least as many scoring opportunities as they have "poor" shifts, which is more than we can say about the other lines.

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03-07-2013, 11:35 PM
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not so much a question of them being overrated as it is a difference in opinion on how much value you place on what kind of game they play. its more high risk/high reward than the other lines. I suspect Yeo doesn't like the risk as much while a lot of people here want to roll the dice.

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03-10-2013, 01:34 PM
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Parise - Koivu - Setoguchi
Heatley - Cullen - Granlund
Clutterbuck - Brodziak - Coyle
Mitchell - Konopka - Rupp

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Parise - Koivu - Setoguchi
Heatley - Cullen - Granlund
Clutterbuck - Brodziak - Coyle
Mitchell - Konopka - Rupp
Zucker?

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Forgot about Zucker, Haha.

Parise - Koivu - Setoguchi
Heatley - Cullen - Granlund
Zucker - Brodziak - Clutterbuck
Mitchell - Konopka - Rupp

I say we send Coyle down, he needs more time to develop. Also Setoguchi has already played with Koivu and i think we would see some nice chemistry between him and Koivu, Parise.

Setoguchi is a young and powerful player.

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please just get coyle out of there man..

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03-10-2013, 07:10 PM
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Parise-Brodziak-PMB
Heatley-Koivu-Granlund
Zucker-Cullen-Seto
Rupp-Mitchell-Clutter

Brodziak has shown that he can produce with skilled wingers like havlat, heatley, lats...and koivu and parise don't have much chemistry

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I don't have as big of a problem with Coyle as a lot of people, but to make it work...

Parise - Koivu - Granlund
Zucker - Cullen - Setoguchi
Heatley - Brodziak - Coyle/Mitchell
Rupp - Konopka - Clutterbuck/Mitchell

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I'm fine with it.

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please just get coyle out of there man..

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I should continue to talk crap about Coyle cause the past 2 times i have. Hes had great games..

Ill be back in this thread tuesday

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When Coyle's playing well, that line plays very well. When he doesn't, it's kinda like we're down a man. He'll be a good player someday, just needs to get up to NHL speed.

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So.....anyone still want Coyle removed from that line??

Anyone think he'll ever be sent back to Houston? I'm still on the fence there but some reporters on Twitter say he's here to stay.

Without a doubt, Zucker is here permanently. There'd be a riot if he got sent down.

Gotta somehow get Granlund back in the lineup though. Or down to Houston for some seasoning.

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He was invisible for several games before last night. Unless he magically got adapted to the NHL literally overnight, he's going to have his ups and downs and it will be risk vs reward.

I mean, go back to last week when Heater had that great game and everyone was gloating about it. What has he done since?

Body of work over the season and how it's trending is important, not one game.

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