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Who plays LW with Joe and Burns?

View Poll Results: Who plays LW with Joe and Burns?
Hertl 14 22.58%
Kennedy 20 32.26%
Torres 5 8.06%
Marleau 8 12.90%
Couture 1 1.61%
Wingels 5 8.06%
Other 9 14.52%
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07-22-2013, 12:47 AM
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Who plays LW with Joe and Burns?

Title says it all.

DW hinted at a Torres - Pavelski - Havlat line on the radio. Does that move Kennedy up? Where does Hertl fit in? Does Wingels get demoted to the fourth line?

To be clear, I'm looking more for who you expect to see there, not who you want to see.


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Probably Kennedy. I honestly wouldn't mind seeing Marleau on the first line.

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07-22-2013, 12:52 AM
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Can TK play LW? Personally I like Couture as a shooting LW, and then Hertl can center line 3.

Couture - Thornton - Burns
Marleau - Pavelski - Havlat/Wingels
Torres - Hertl - Kennedy

My vote goes to Other. I still think the Tan Man will bring someone in.


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07-22-2013, 01:01 AM
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Can TK play LW? Personally I like Couture as a shooting LW, and then Hertl can center line 3.

Couture - Thornton - Burns
Marleau - Pavelski - Havlat/Wingels
Torres - Hertl - Kennedy
I thought Torres was a RW but he's listed as a LW now so
Kennedy is also a LW. The RWs will probably be Burns, Havlat, Hertl/Wingels, and Burish. Although I could have sworn Torres is a natural RW so he might be another RW.

Kennedy-Thornton-Burns
Marleau-Couture-Havlat
Torres-Pavs-Hertl/Wingels
Sheppard-Desi-Wingels/Burish

If they can get rid of Burish then Hertl can be 3RW. If not, then Hertl can't fit and Wingels will be 3RW.

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07-22-2013, 01:11 AM
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I thought Torres was a RW but he's listed as a LW now so
Kennedy is also a LW. The RWs will probably be Burns, Havlat, Hertl/Wingels, and Burish. Although I could have sworn Torres is a natural RW so he might be another RW.

Kennedy-Thornton-Burns
Marleau-Couture-Havlat
Torres-Pavs-Hertl/Wingels
Sheppard-Desi-Wingels/Burish

If they can get rid of Burish then Hertl can be 3RW. If not, then Hertl can't fit and Wingels will be 3RW.
I don't think any of that stuff is very reliable. I just did a quick google search for TK and found him listed at all three F positions in three different places. I just thought he always played RW on that Cooke - Staal- Kennedy line.

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07-22-2013, 01:28 AM
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I actually want to see what it would be like if Marleau was on that line. A line of Marleau-Thornton-Burns would be absolutely insane. Big, fast, and super hard to contain with Burns' erratic style. Of course, that's probably not going to happen so I'd guess Torres or Kennedy.

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A Marleau-Thornton-Burns line would be awesome but since Couture needs to be babysat that'll probably never happen.

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A Marleau-Thornton-Burns line would be awesome but since Couture needs to be babysat that'll probably never happen.
I don't like how it's always said Couture needs to "babysat". What does that even mean? It's not like Couture is a lesser piece on that line and it's not like Marleau could do carry that line alone any better if Couture wasn't on it too. Hell, how many players in the league can carry a line solo or without players that are on a similar level. *grumble*

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Sorry, that wasn't really a dig at you or anything. I just disagree with the notion that Couture needs Marleau to succeed. He played well with Clowe and a rapidly declining Heatley...on somewhat sheltered ice time.

Although, I will concede that if you're asking a guy to play the shutdown line he better have someone else on that line that can do the work too.

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07-22-2013, 02:18 AM
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Voted for patty, but I'd like to see torres get a shot.

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07-22-2013, 02:46 AM
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Marleau can not be put with Thornton and Burns, his effectiveness is minimized on that line compared to his effectiveness on a Couture line. The difference between Marleau and Kennedy on the 2nd and 1st line respectively is much bigger than it is if you put Patty with JT and Burns.

Torres-Thornton-Burns
Marleau-Couture-Hertl
Kennedy-Pavelski-Sheppard
Burish-Desjardins-Wingels

This is what we're likely going to see.

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07-22-2013, 03:00 AM
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Voted Kennedy, almost by default.

I liked Marleau-Couture-Torres last season and I don't think Wingels belongs on line 1. Once the season gets going, maybe put Hertl there if he's ready.

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Kennedy gets my vote, simply because I want to keep the three pairings of Thornton-Burns, Marleau-Couture, and Pavelski-Torres together. The remaining three pieces I see as Kennedy, Hertl, and Wingels (until Havlat is back). I don't want Wingels on the top line. And between Hertl and Kennedy I like Hertl on on of Couture or Pavelski's RW's better than Kennedy.

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I want to see Torres, Pavs, and Kennedy together at least when the you know what hits the fan come playoff time as they will be the gnat line.

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Gotta believe theres some guy coming in, not one of them.

Wingels is a 4th liner, shouldnt touch JT's jock nevermind play his wing.

Hertl id like to see play with Couture and Patty.

Kennedy and Torres on Pavs wings.

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Can TK play LW? Personally I like Couture as a shooting LW, and then Hertl can center line 3.

Couture - Thornton - Burns
Marleau - Pavelski - Havlat/Wingels
Torres - Hertl - Kennedy

My vote goes to Other. I still think the Tan Man will bring someone in.
Kennedy was drafted as a center and is capable of playing all 3 forward positions. Wingels and Marleau are also able to play all 3 positions and I think they're working with Sheppard & Hertl to be able to as well.

Torres is a LW, he's played on the RW but is much better in his natural position.

Also, I'm curious, what radio interview are you referring to in your OP? Is it new?

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I'm really not please with any of those options, it seems no matter what you do you are robbing from Peter to pay Paul. I really feel like our line-up is really lacking a key player.

My best line-up at the moment would be:

Marleau - Thornton - Burns
Torres - Couture - Havlat
Kennedy - Pavelski - Hertl
Desjardsins - Sheppard - Wingels
Burish

It just feels off to me. I like Marleau with Couture, but I don't like Torres with Thornton/Burns. I just have this gut feeling that isn't going to work well. Torres with Couture though seems like something that might work and it gives Couture/Havlat a tough guy (Clowe replacement). My understanding is Hertl would prefer RW over LW, so putting Kennedy at LW is a solution there.

Also, if Havlat ends up injured all season I kind of hate to pencil him onto the 2nd line there, constantly screwing up their chemistry whenever he goes down, so maybe something like:

Marleau - Thornton - Burns
Torres - Couture - Hertl
Kennedy - Pavelski - Havlat
Desjardins - Sheppard - Wingels
Burish

I dunno, the whole thing just feels out-of-whack to me, too many people where they don't belong. Say for instance we swapped Pavelski out for a natural top-6 LW:

Top-6 LW - Thornton - Burns
Marleau - Couture - Havlat
Torres - Hertl - Kennedy
Desjardins - Sheppard - Wingels

That moves everyone around to a proper position. Could accomplish the same thing by moving Thornton obviously, but that's less likely.

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Kennedy gets my vote, simply because I want to keep the three pairings of Thornton-Burns, Marleau-Couture, and Pavelski-Torres together. The remaining three pieces I see as Kennedy, Hertl, and Wingels (until Havlat is back). I don't want Wingels on the top line. And between Hertl and Kennedy I like Hertl on on of Couture or Pavelski's RW's better than Kennedy.
I am with you on these thoughts. TM does tend to go with pairs.

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I am with you on these thoughts. TM does tend to go with pairs.
I believe it will be Kennedy. Burns is already rw. Not very happy about it but at least till havlat gets back.

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Marleau - Couture - Wingels
Hertl - Thornton - Burns
Kennedy - Pavelski - Torres
Desjardsins - Burish - Sheppard

For what it is worth I think this is the plan. Hertl is going to come into camp penciled into the top 6 and if they are going to give Couture the tough match ups it make sense to "hide" the rookie on JT's line. I do think that the regular season success of this team is going to depend a lot of Hertl's ability to come in and play in the top 6.

The part that really excites me is that 3rd line AND that if Havlat is able to come back near top form he only improves what could be a very solid line up.

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Marleau - Couture - Wingels
Hertl - Thornton - Burns
Kennedy - Pavelski - Torres
Desjardsins - Burish - Sheppard

For what it is worth I think this is the plan. Hertl is going to come into camp penciled into the top 6 and if they are going to give Couture the tough match ups it make sense to "hide" the rookie on JT's line. I do think that the regular season success of this team is going to depend a lot of Hertl's ability to come in and play in the top 6.

The part that really excites me is that 3rd line AND that if Havlat is able to come back near top form he only improves what could be a very solid line up.
Hertl prefers rw. I doubt they put him at lw where he hasn't played much there at all. Hertl has a better chance of playing center then lw

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Kennedy is also a LW.
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Kennedy was drafted as a center and is capable of playing all 3 forward positions.
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I don't think any of that stuff is very reliable. I just did a quick google search for TK and found him listed at all three F positions in three different places. I just thought he always played RW on that Cooke - Staal- Kennedy line.
i guess we'll see what happens but i don't think TFK is as versatile as it would seem based on his listed positions. he's taken less than a handful of shifts at center since he broke into the league and he's spent the majority of his career on the RW. the few times i recall seeing him on the LW he didn't look great - had some real trouble handling the puck. he's a right-handed board player so there's a good chance that they're been some kind of learning curve if he shifts to LW and i doubt it'll be pretty. like i said, we'll see what happens.

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If DW keeps giving Couture the tougher match ups I think Hertl would be better else where. Softball him in a bit.

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If TFK is on the first line, you will hate him. If he is on the third line, you will love him.

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Other - Thornton - Burns
Marleau - Couture - Kennedy
Havlat - Pavelski - Torres
Desjardins - Hertl - Wingels
Burish/Sheppard

I'm still really hoping we bring someone in so I am going with other for now.

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If TFK is on the first line, you will hate him. If he is on the third line, you will love him.
I doubt I'll love him on any line. He'll be frustrating to watch with his low quality shots to the chest or to the pads.

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