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07-06-2013, 03:00 AM
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2013/14 Wild roster

What are the lines looking like this year?

I see this

Backstrom
Harding

Suter - Brodin
Ballard - Dumba/Spurgeon
Scandella - Spurgeon/Stoner

Parise - Koivu - Coyle
Niederreiter - Granlund - Pomminville
Cooke - Brodziak - Heatley/Zucker
Rupp - Konopka - Mitchell

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07-06-2013, 03:10 AM
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Still like:

Parise - Koivu - Coyle
Zucker - Pominville - Heatley
Cooke - Brodziak - Mitchell
Veilleux - Konopka - Rupp

Suter - Brodin
Scandella - Spurgeon
Ballard - Stoner
Prosser

Backstrom
Harding

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07-06-2013, 03:22 AM
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Parise-Koivu-Pominville
Niederreiter/Zucker-Granlund-Coyle
Cooke-Brodziak-Heatley
Veilleux-Konopka-Mitchell

Suter-Brodin
Scandella-Spurgeon
Ballard-Stoner

Bäckström
Harding

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07-06-2013, 03:34 AM
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Parise - Koivu - Coyle have chemistry, i dont know why they have to separated them. Pomms can command second line with granny.

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07-06-2013, 03:43 AM
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Parise - Koivu - Coyle have chemistry, i dont know why they have to separated them. Pomms can command second line with granny.
I think that if PKP-line develops some chemistry, they're VERY dangerous. As for Coyle on Granny's line, they've had some chemistry in the past and I think there should be a big body on Granlund's wing.

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I think that if PKP-line develops some chemistry, they're VERY dangerous. As for Coyle on Granny's line, they've had some chemistry in the past and I think there should be a big body on Granlund's wing.
That big body can be Niederreiter as well ;-)

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What I would like to see is:

Parise - Koivu - Pominville
Niederreiter - Granlund - Coyle
Cooke - Brodziak - Heatley
Mitchell - Konopka - Rupp

Suter - Brodin 25mins+
Scandella - Spurgeon 15mins+
Ballard - Stoner 15mins+
Prosser

Backstrom
Harding/Kuemper

Edit: Hold that thought! I forgot Zucker. That would push something somewhere. I'm confused now. We have too much decent top6 players.


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What I think the lines will look like, at least at first:

Parise-Koivu-Heatley
Nino-Coyle-Pominville
Cooke-Brodziak-Mitchell
Dowell-Konopka-Rupp

Heatley gets another chance on the 1st line. Let's hope he's been skating a lot, otherwise he should find himself on the 3rd line soon enough. I think the 2nd line LW spot is Nino's to lose. They'll only send him down if he fails. I think Granlund will have improved from last year, but Coyle will always be bigger and the one who's better defensively (which Yeo seems to value so much) so Coyle gets the 2nd line center spot. I wouldn't be surprised if one of the young forwards we drafted ourselves got traded before the start of training camp.

Konopka could still be traded (only for a draft pick, I hope), and in that case Dowell will take the 4th line center spot and someone like Veilleux can be brought into the 4th line wing.


Suter-Brodin
Scandella-Spurgeon
Ballard-Dumba


I'm hoping Dumba can bump Stoner into the press box for good and it looks like they're giving him a good look at training camp.

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Well imo, something like this:

Parise-Koivu-Coyle
Pommer-Granny-Zucker
Niederreiter-Brondziak-Heatley
Cooke-Konopka-Mitchell (is he of to winnipeg after his bf? If so then Rupp)

Cooke might be on third line but.. meh. Zucker and Coyle might switch places but.. meh

Suter-Brodin
Ballard-Scandella
Spurgeon-Stoner

Bäckström
Kuemper

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07-06-2013, 06:07 AM
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It's too bad Cullen had to be released id bet nino could have had some real beneficiary from having "father" Matt around like zucker did to start with.

There is starting to build some real heat on wilds team "20" they better produce some what to their potential and in goal scoring even over achieve a little

It's crazy how good coyle,zucker,granny,nino have to be for wild to have any chance off a post regular season hockey and how mature they have to be at defending
When you have guys like stoner spurge scandella to save their ***** night in and out, it's a scary thought against teams like chicago

Fletch needs to acquire a solid D true trade or start looking at potential lottery players in the next draft

The current D corps wont hold it together for a post regular season spot!!!

Dump rupp some were and do what ever it takes he's old and injured all the time anyway

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Russo mentioned in his blog that he sees Heatley either on the top line line in Minnesota no longer a 3rd line RW with Seto gone..

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Zucker - Koivu - Parise
Nino - Coyle - Pominville
Cooke - Brodziak - Heatley
Mitchell - Konopka - Rupp

Granlund (gets called up for top 6 injuries) should start the season in AHL pending if Coyle moves to C or not

Suter - Brodin
Scandella - Spurgeon
Ballard - Stoner

mix up the wingers how you would like but I really like the idea of these guys playing together

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If Pommers can play C, I wouldn't mind seeing what he can do on that 2nd line, but Russo has not mentioned him as an option yet. Unless Russo's not doing his homework, I think we're going to see Coyle or Granlund, the former of which I think has the best chance of success to start the season at 2C.

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Fletch needs to acquire a solid D true trade or start looking at potential lottery players in the next draft

The current D corps wont hold it together for a post regular season spot!!!
I don't think one D man is going to make or break this squad but I do agree it will help.

Most Wild fans need to understand that this isn't our year anyhow so having the younger guys get more experience seems to be the trend.

If we have injuries again, which is likely... I would do almost anything to grab Ekblad or Reinhardt

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HamiltonOHLb is right. Russo said that Heater is guaranteed a 1st or 2nd line RW spot. He won't be on the 3rd line.

Parise - Koivu - Pominville
Nino - Coyle - Heater
Cooke - Brodziak - Mitchell
Rupp - Konopka - Dowell

Defense is a toss up.

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How much has Coyle played center?

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That big body can be Niederreiter as well ;-)
I'd be more comfortable with 2 big guys around him. However, I wouldn't mind trying P-K-C together again to see how it goes this season.

Lots of great options.

E: Sorry for the double post.

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What about the PP?

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My guess

Parise Koivu Pominville
Niño Granlund Heatley
Cooke Brodziak Coyle
Rupp Dowell Mitchell

Zucker in Iowa because he won't complain like Niño.

Suter Brodin
Scandella Ballard
Stoner Spurgeon

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Parise Koivu Pominville Spurgeon Suter
Heatley Granlund Coyle Scandella Brodin

Really lacking point shooters especially RH

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How much has Coyle played center?
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but Coyle spent a lot of time at Center at BU. Switched between RW/C a lot during his hockey career but he is comfortable at the Center position. He was interviewed on KFAN by Russo a couple weeks ago and basically confirmed that he has played a lot of Center but would play wherever management wanted him to play.

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Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but Coyle spent a lot of time at Center at BU. Switched between RW/C a lot during his hockey career but he is comfortable at the Center position. He was interviewed on KFAN by Russo a couple weeks ago and basically confirmed that he has played a lot of Center but would play wherever management wanted him to play.
Alright, thanks. Wouldn't mind switching him to 2C and Granlund to his wing.

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Didn't Heatley and Granlund play in the same line in some games last season and it didn't really work out?


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My guess

Parise Koivu Pominville
Niño Granlund Heatley
Cooke Brodziak Coyle
Rupp Dowell Mitchell

Zucker in Iowa because he won't complain like Niño.

Suter Brodin
Scandella Ballard
Stoner Spurgeon

PP

Parise Koivu Pominville Spurgeon Suter
Heatley Granlund Coyle Scandella Brodin

Really lacking point shooters especially RH
Hope he doesn't. It sucks that he keeps getting called up and then sent back down. If I remember correctly last year he had just got an apartment with Coyle and then was sent back down to Houston. I think he's earned a spot up here.

We have a bit of a log jam in the top 6. Sucks that Heatley was injured so we couldn't buy out his contract. I know Russo tweeted that Fletch said Heatley would move back to top 6 RW. But I hope Yeo just doesn't hand him a spot. See how he looks in preseason. IMO I think Heatley would be good with Cooke.

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Hope he doesn't. It sucks that he keeps getting called up and then sent back down. If I remember correctly last year he had just got an apartment with Coyle and then was sent back down to Houston. I think he's earned a spot up here.

We have a bit of a log jam in the top 6. Sucks that Heatley was injured so we couldn't buy out his contract. I know Russo tweeted that Fletch said Heatley would move back to top 6 RW. But I hope Yeo just doesn't hand him a spot. See how he looks in preseason. IMO I think Heatley would be good with Cooke.
It is no secret I am not exactly the biggest Heatley fan but what exactly does Heatley have to prove in order to be a 2nd line winger?

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It is no secret I am not exactly the biggest Heatley fan but what exactly does Heatley have to prove in order to be a 2nd line winger?
Well he didn't look good last year on the 1st line with Koivu and Parise, so IMO that's out. I'd like to see some more of Parise - Koivu - Coyle. Which leaves Zucker, Pominville, Granlund, Nino, and Heatley(am I mssing anyone?) left to fill out our 2nd line. If Heatley looks better than all those other players, then give him a spot on the 2nd line. He should have to earn it like everyone else. But I think we need to be quicker in our top 6, and Heatley is not quick

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Zucker - Koivu - Parise
Nino (Heatley) - Coyle - Pominville
Cooke - Brodziak - Heatley (Nino)
Mitchell - Konopka - Rupp
extra -Jake Dowell (pretty sure he is on a 1-way this year)


Suter - Brodin
Scandella - Spurgeon
Ballard - Stoner
Prosser



While I would rather have Coyle stay at wing on the top line, The fact is we need a 2nd line center, and Granny can't handle that, so it will have to be Coyle.

Heatley on the 3rd line with Cooke and Brodz covering up Heaters lack of speed on defense, and they also have enough offensive talent to set up Heatley.

Zucker really doesn't deserve to be on the first line, but at this time, with Coyle moved to center, Zucks is the best fit , and his speed will allow him and Parise some great breakaway threats.

Top call ups - depending on role needed: Granlund (offense), Fontaine (offense), Vielleux (energy) McMillan (checking/grit) Bulmer (checking/grit), Kampfer (defense), Kuemper (Goalie)


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