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Who should play with Couturier and Read?

View Poll Results: Who should play with Couturier and Read?
Gagne 13 11.40%
Laughton 28 24.56%
McGinn 30 26.32%
Noebels 0 0%
Raffl 28 24.56%
Straka 2 1.75%
Talbot 6 5.26%
Other 7 6.14%
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09-12-2013, 03:01 PM
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I hope Laughton, Raffl or Straka have a good enough camp to fill the spot.

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Laughton is most intriguing for me. I can settle with Gagne, but his offensive abilities are very diminished.

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Holmgren also says Flyers "closed the door" on Gagne a couple days ago.
https://twitter.com/sbaickerCSN/stat...90450316021760

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Laughton is most intriguing for me. I can settle with Gagne, but his offensive abilities are very diminished.
This is one time , ( unless he blows them away) that they send Laughton back and let him be top player in JR and WJHC and finish developing his game. Let one of the older guys take that last winger spot. I like McGinn or hope Raffl turns into a gem ( although I know very little about him)

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09-12-2013, 03:29 PM
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My vote went for McGinn but I may change my mind after I see Raffl in a preseason game. He would have to impress me though as I really like McGinn on that line

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09-12-2013, 03:45 PM
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My vote went for McGinn but I may change my mind after I see Raffl in a preseason game. He would have to impress me though as I really like McGinn on that line
Raffl is too soft. It brings me back to the reason we're not bringing in Gagne: Couturier and Read need someone physical to open up space for them. More importantly, someone has to protect Couturier's head.

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When we play Pittsburgh Hartnell should probably be on Couturier's line. Malkin and Neal are the only players who seem determined to knock his block off.

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09-12-2013, 03:50 PM
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When we play Pittsburgh Hartnell should probably be on Couturier's line. Malkin and Neal are the only players who seem determined to knock his block off.
McGinn - Couturier - Schenn with Hartnell - Giroux - Simmonds for that game and not a single **** given. Bring on your headhunters Pittsburgh.

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09-12-2013, 04:09 PM
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I'm curious though...

McGinn - Giroux - Voracek
Schenn - Lecavalier - Simmonds
Hartnell - Couturier - Read
Rinaldo - Hall - Talbot


Everyone who Hartnell plays with gets a boost, but Giroux and Voracek certainly don't need that boost anymore. McGinn can theoretically replace Hartnell as a meaner, less offensive version while still being effective on the top line. Hartnell gets to play with Couturier and Read.

Boom. Potentially three semi-balanced scoring lines.

Rinaldo - Hall - Talbot becomes your shut-down / defensive zone draw line.
I think this is one of the better ideas I've seen in regards to line combos on these boards in a while. Love every aspect of it. You could pretty much roll either McGinn or Laughton, or any other player with some grit into that position and still expect that line to do well with Jake and G. At the same time you make that 3rd line possibly just as good as most 2nd lines, and maybe even some 1st lines out there.

Good thinking. Calling Lavi now.

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09-12-2013, 04:13 PM
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I'm not too thrilled with the idea of throwing a rookie on the top line to begin the year. This team wants to be a contender, not have another lotto year. Stack your top 6, have Couts+Read+Raffl/McGinn/someone on the third line who will contribute offense but also give you very sound defense. 4th line of Talbot-Laughton-Hall/Rinaldo. Ease Laughton along and move him up when injuries occur, because there are always injuries.

My line up would be

Hartnell-Giroux-Voracek
Schenn-Vinny L-Simmer
McGinn/Raffl-Couts-Read
Talbot-Laughton/Hall-Rinaldo
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09-12-2013, 04:15 PM
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Of those players, I would think Laughton could be a good fit, I am just not so sure the Flyers are willing to switch him to wing. If they are, then he is my choice. If not, I would like to see Gagne get a PTO (which it looks like has been ruled out). With that in mind, I'll go with McGinn.

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Cleary.

More seriously, I like the idea of McGinn up, and Hartnell on line three (though I think I might prefer McGinn with Vinny and Simmonds, and Schenn-Giroux-Jake.)

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09-12-2013, 05:06 PM
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To me Gagne is obviously the correct answer. I fear Holmgren has ****ed up that situation beyond repair.

My next inclination is to go with Laughton or Raffl. I actually might go with Raffl.

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Voted Laughton. I really wanna see him in NHL this year. IMO It's gonna be fight among Laughton / Raffl / McGinn.

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Re: Raffl bypassing AHL and going directly from Allsvenskan to NHL would be much bigger leap than SHL to NHL.... not sure it's realistic.
I agree with him, he needs some seasoning before hitting the NHL ice.

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I chose Other and went with Akeson. Gut instinct just says that this is his year to make the jump. He's done everything the Flyers have asked of him and he's responded. I'd have no problem with a third line of Akeson - Couturier - Read.

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I keep forgetting Jay ****ing Rosehill is on this team.

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09-12-2013, 07:04 PM
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I chose Other and went with Akeson. Gut instinct just says that this is his year to make the jump. He's done everything the Flyers have asked of him and he's responded. I'd have no problem with a third line of Akeson - Couturier - Read.
Same. Though that line might be a bit on the small side. But they have options, a top nine of:
Hartnell-G-Voracek
Schen-Vinny-Read
Akeson-Couturier-Simmer

is awesome in my book and could do some serious damage.

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I would personally like to see...

Hartnell/Giroux/Read
Schenn/Lecavalier/Voracek
???/Couturier/Simmonds
Talbot/Hall/Rinaldo
Simmonds is not good enough defensively to play a bottom 6 role on this or any team that wants to win.

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09-12-2013, 08:16 PM
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I picked McGinn, even though I was not that impressed with him last year. I think Scott needs another year in juniors, and want to see him in the WJC.

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09-12-2013, 09:40 PM
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hartnell-giroux-voracek
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if mcginn play all games how manny points he score?for me i think 15goals-40points

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hartnell-giroux-voracek
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if mcginn play all games how manny points he score?for me i think 15goals-40points
McGinn really doesnt have the best games. 40 points is BEST case scenario. Think more between 20-30

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could be a great power play #2
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could be a great power play #2
mcginn-couturier-schenn
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McGinn won't be seeing any pp time while the team is healthy, too much talent. Hartnell, Simmer, Giroux, Vinny, Read, Voracek and Kimmo can't all be on the 1st unit.

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McGinn really doesnt have the best games. 40 points is BEST case scenario. Think more between 20-30
I agree with this. I see him more in the mold of max Talbot in terms of point production.

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Simmonds is not good enough defensively to play a bottom 6 role on this or any team that wants to win.
Simmer is fine defensively and if playing with Couturier they'd still end up being our best defensive line

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