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View Poll Results: Who should be our #1RW
Eberle 47 38.84%
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07-11-2013, 09:03 AM
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Hall-Gagner-Yak
Perron-RNH-Eberle

Whatever line is playing better gets more time that game.

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07-11-2013, 09:25 AM
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this team would be exponentially better if we just double shifted yak and hall

Hall- gags-yak
perron-rnh-eberle
Eager - gordon - jones
hall - lander - yakupov

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07-11-2013, 09:49 AM
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this team would be exponentially better if we just double shifted yak and hall

Hall- gags-yak
perron-rnh-eberle
Eager - gordon - jones
hall - lander - yakupov
Love it

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07-11-2013, 09:50 AM
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I don't see great chemistry between Eberle and RNH, whereas Eberle and Gagner seem to play very well together.

Hall and Yakupov's limits could be endless if paired together.

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I much prefer

Hall - RNH - Yak
Perron - Gagner - Eberle

I think Hall/Yak compliment each other much better in the offensive zone and off the rush, and I think RNH is better suited to a line where he has less responsibilities as the primary puck mover and can play his low-key support game.

I think the 2nd line will work better together as they play a much slower, more methodical game, much more east/west than north/south.

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07-11-2013, 10:06 AM
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Why not just shuffle the lines between games when they get cold?

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07-11-2013, 10:38 AM
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I voted Yak, but immediately regretted it.

AFAIK RNH is the first line, and he should pair with Eberle and Perron.

Hall and Yak will make an extremely potent 2nd line. We need an upgrade on Gags.

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07-11-2013, 10:44 AM
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Hall-Gagner-Yak
Perron-RNH-Eberle

Whatever line is playing better gets more time that game.
I like this as a 1a 1b option.

Gagner IMO could be a train wreck between Perron and Yak. Yak is still learning how to be defensively responsible (and so is Gagner lets be honest). Hall will help Gagner and Yaks possession #'s and he forechecks like a maniac.

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07-11-2013, 11:04 AM
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I like this as a 1a 1b option.

Gagner IMO could be a train wreck between Perron and Yak. Yak is still learning how to be defensively responsible (and so is Gagner lets be honest). Hall will help Gagner and Yaks possession #'s and he forechecks like a maniac.
This makes the most sense to me too. Perron/RNH/Ebs gets the hard minutes against the other team's top line. Hall/Gags/Yak lights things up against the softer opposition

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07-11-2013, 11:32 AM
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Seeing the last few people say that Gagner should be up with Hall and Yak has really taken me off guard. It would be great for Hopkins and Gagner.

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07-11-2013, 12:21 PM
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I much prefer

Hall - RNH - Yak
Perron - Gagner - Eberle

I think Hall/Yak compliment each other much better in the offensive zone and off the rush, and I think RNH is better suited to a line where he has less responsibilities as the primary puck mover and can play his low-key support game.

I think the 2nd line will work better together as they play a much slower, more methodical game, much more east/west than north/south.
I agree. With Eberle, that line at times gets too cute and it's frustrating to watch. I also think ebs plays really well with Gags. With sam having played with Perron before at the superseries maybe the chemistry there is equally natural. They could form their own powerhouse second line.

Thing is we really haven't seen much of the first overalls play together, I'd definitely like to see it more. They were all drafted to be first line players and each naturally complements the other. It's a no brainer to me. That said Eberle is also a first line player, but playing him on the second line should open him up for the softer minutes. With the 'gritty' Perron, he should do some major damage.

I dont think running with Perron/Gagner/Eberle is unbalancing the pairings. There's a lot of good skill on both lines. Perron feels like he'll be a great fit for the top six. So excited!

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Hall-Perron-Yak
Gagner-RNH-Eberle

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07-11-2013, 12:36 PM
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I just don't think gagner can play against other teams top players. Its not a knock on him per se, just hes not capable of succeeding in that role. Once Nuge puts on about 10lbs, he will be able to handle those other top centers.

My biggest concern for the first part of the year is how will Nuges shoulder be? It took Hall at least half the year to really start playing well after he had shoulder surgery.

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Hall-Perron-Yak
Gagner-RNH-Eberle

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07-11-2013, 12:37 PM
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Unless we form a real shutdown line centred by Gordon, I'd like to see us go power-vs-power with Hall-RNH-Yakupov taking on the toughest minutes. All three of them can be argued as the fiercest competitors and best at driving possession on the team.

Furthermore I don't think Gagner would be able to match against number one centres effectively. Perron-Gagner-Eberle could be used to methodically take apart other lines.

If we do form a genuine shutdown line centred by Gordon, then you may as well spread your talents about and go with Hall-Gagner-Yakupov and Perron-RNH-Eberle.

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07-11-2013, 12:41 PM
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RNH plays better with Eberle and Hall and Yakupov seemed to click a bit down the stretch last year.

Divvy it up that way, add a third wheel, and which ever line produces more gets the title of "line 1".
Agreed. Rolling two first lines is a great way to force teams to overwork their shutdown guys or split up dedicated shutdown units.

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07-11-2013, 12:48 PM
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Did we even see RNH with Yakupov last season?

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07-11-2013, 12:53 PM
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RNH plays better with Eberle and Hall and Yakupov seemed to click a bit down the stretch last year.

Divvy it up that way, add a third wheel, and which ever line produces more gets the title of "line 1".
I agree and that being said I dont like having 3 left handed shots on 1 line. And 3 rhs on the 2nd unit

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07-11-2013, 01:58 PM
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The big question is who do we play when were down by a goal in the last couple minutes? We've got too many star offensive forwards to choose from haha.

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07-11-2013, 02:37 PM
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I like this as a 1a 1b option.

Gagner IMO could be a train wreck between Perron and Yak. Yak is still learning how to be defensively responsible (and so is Gagner lets be honest). Hall will help Gagner and Yaks possession #'s and he forechecks like a maniac.
Unconventional wisdom maybe but my response is that Yak is a better defensive choice than Eberle (the allround nature of Yaks game will be seen more and more) and I just think Perron will fit better with Yak and Gagner. Plus I don't think you want to feature Perron on topline, ideally you put him on 2nd line. His chaos offense working much better against non shutdown pair. jmo

Defensively Eberle needs RNH's cover game more than Perron or Yak will.

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07-11-2013, 02:39 PM
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The reason I would but ebs on the second line is my belief that he can create by himself and playing against the other teams secondary checkers would allow him to flourish. Yak just doesnt have the experience to carry a line mostly by himself ( Gagner isnt much help and Perron has been accused of not using his linemates). Yak and Hall would fly all around the ice wreaking havoc on the other team along with their own shoulders.

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07-11-2013, 02:49 PM
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I voted Eberle because I see them starting the season back together.

This does make a lot of sense though.
Hall-Gagner-Yakupov
Perron-RNH-Eberle

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07-11-2013, 03:43 PM
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Don't know why Gagner is on the first line instead of RNH. RNH was better versus much tougher competition last year defensively than Gagner. We are also going to need a defensively solid C on the first line if they are facing tough competition.


Hall - RNH - Yak
Perron - Gagner - Eberle


For me anyway.

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I don't think we should be having 3 LH shots on one line and 3 RH shots on another.

Hall-Gagner-Yakupov
Perron-RNH-Eberle

or

Hall-RNH-Eberle
Perron-Gagner-Yakupov

both look deadly.

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Jordan Eberle hands down. He's the most valuable player and the heart and soul of this team. Future captain and I guarantee he'll score HUGE goals in his career. After one down season in which he played with a broken thumb, it seems as though he's been thrown under the bus.

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