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Which "top line" would you take?

View Poll Results: Which one is/was better?
Heatley - Brodziak - Johnson 13 44.83%
Brunette - Koivu - Miettinen 16 55.17%
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03-21-2012, 01:03 AM
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Which "top line" would you take?

Just for giggles I thought this would be a fun little poll to make (assuming I make the poll correctly). Which Wild 1st line would you rather have?

Heatley - Brodziak - Johnson

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Brunette - Koivu - Miettinen

Try not to let your hatred of Mittens cloud your judgement when making your decision okay?

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03-21-2012, 01:11 AM
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Well, what are the stats?

You know, just to compare.

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Wow, a tough one. This comes down, essentially, to Brunette vs Johnson and Miettinen vs Brodziak. You simply can't compare Koivu and Heatley.

But I would take the HBJ - line, even if it hurts my Finnish heart. Simply because they are younger, and because he's the ****ing all-star!

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I cant make a choice in this poll without hating myself.

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Well, what are the stats?

You know, just to compare.
I really haven't a clue how to find those stats. Richards never changed the lines so I suppose you could assume when all 3 of Koivu, Bruno, and Mittens were healthy, they were playing on the same line together.

With Yeo though the lines are usually changing multiple times every game so I really couldn't tell you they're stats when playing together since they usually aren't playing together every single game or even throughout an entire game.

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Which year? Brunette - Koivu - Miettinen when they were clicking...not so much last year.

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I picked Heaters line just because well **** it didn't have mittens on it.

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The biggest trouble for me is: Picking HBJ means that Koivu's on IR I assume, but picking Bruno-Koivu-Mittens still means Brodziak is playing on the third line (most likely)

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Bruno-Koivu-Mittens easily. That line's worth about 65-70 goals and can cycle the puck and apply pressure much better. Heatley-Brodziak-Johnson is maybe 55-60 and is one and done.

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not any more it ain't ^. watched bruno lately? mittens?

heatley line erryday.

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I was assuming he meant the top line we had the last few years vs the top line we have now.

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We might as well just admit that we plain dont have a top line at this point.

Awww screw it, I'm gonna go with the bruno/mittens line from a few years ago.

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If we're talking about the Bruno/Mittens/Koivu line in October, then there's your winner. I seem to remember they used to tear it up in the first few weeks of the season.

Any other month and I'd go with the Heater/Brodz/Johnson line.

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03-21-2012, 02:42 PM
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Bruno is done, Heatley, Brodziak and Johnson in a heartbeat.

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Never again should Mittens be a top-line player.....really surprised that my vote pushed this poll to a tie.

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Never again should Mittens be a top-line player.....really surprised that my vote pushed this poll to a tie.
Well arguably at this stage of his career, Heatley isn't a top liner. Brodziak and Johnson are third liners. Koivu's probably the only top liner out of the bunch.

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Well arguably at this stage of his career, Heatley isn't a top liner. Brodziak and Johnson are third liners. Koivu's probably the only top liner out of the bunch.
Heatley > Bruno (maybe not by a whole lot, but still better)
Johnson > Mittens (plus a lot more upside)

and since we have both Brodziak and Koivu, I basically see those as a wash, since we can (the coach) decide who gets first line who doesn't

hence, my vote.

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No Fedoruk?

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Heatley > Bruno (maybe not by a whole lot, but still better)
Johnson > Mittens (plus a lot more upside)

and since we have both Brodziak and Koivu, I basically see those as a wash, since we can (the coach) decide who gets first line who doesn't

hence, my vote.
heatley is significantly better than brunnette. especially for our purposes. Not even in the same ballpark.

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Imagine if Koivu were still on a line with Radio and Parrish..

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