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01-31-2013, 12:36 PM
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Jaeger, that allows the other team to isolate and/or double team one player and shut down the offense of the entire line. The top line works because all three players are a threat and the other team can't cheat.

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01-31-2013, 12:38 PM
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Cullen on the first line!?!?

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01-31-2013, 12:42 PM
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The 1st line stays as it is obviously FOR NOW. But when/if bigger changes need to be made I'd try something like this:

Parise-Cullen-Setoguchi
Granlund-Koivu-Clutterbuck
Bouchard-Brodziak-Heatley

Spread the 1st liners to make three solid lines. Every line has one player who's has a more defensive role (Cullen, Clutterbuck, Brodziak). Every line has a right-handed shot.

Parise has been the best player so far, I firmly believe he could still do well with those linemates and even help Setoguchi find his game as well. Granlund and Koivu would definitely have chemistry and Clutterbuck would make it a good mix. Bouchard in the 3rd would have 2 big bodies to make space for him and he'd feed Heatley.



So three equally solid lines. All can play defense, all can score goals. If one line has an off night, you still have two solid lines that'll definitely pot goals.
These are the dumbest lines I've ever seen why even post this.

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01-31-2013, 12:45 PM
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The 1st line stays as it is obviously FOR NOW. But when/if bigger changes need to be made I'd try something like this:

Parise-Cullen-Setoguchi
Granlund-Koivu-Clutterbuck
Bouchard-Brodziak-Heatley

Spread the 1st liners to make three solid lines. Every line has one player who's has a more defensive role (Cullen, Clutterbuck, Brodziak). Every line has a right-handed shot.

Parise has been the best player so far, I firmly believe he could still do well with those linemates and even help Setoguchi find his game as well. Granlund and Koivu would definitely have chemistry and Clutterbuck would make it a good mix. Bouchard in the 3rd would have 2 big bodies to make space for him and he'd feed Heatley.

So three equally solid lines. All can play defense, all can score goals. If one line has an off night, you still have two solid lines that'll definitely pot goals.
Horrible, just horrible. If we're gonna spread out the scoring I'd rather put Parise on the second line since he seems to be able to generate offense all by himself and doesn't need someone else to do it for him like Heatley does. I'd go with the lines Lou Nanne suggested:

Bouchard - Koivu - Heatley
Parise - Granlund - Setoguchi

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02-01-2013, 12:49 AM
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I've been thrilled with Parise so far, hoping he can keep it up.

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02-01-2013, 12:30 PM
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Okee dokee... in order to satisfy the people that don't want to see the top line broken up... just had a thought...

Parise - Koivu - Heatley
Granlund - Brodziak - Bouchard
Clutterbuck - Cullen - Setoguchi


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02-02-2013, 10:33 AM
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I think they need to change up that top line a bit.

Heatley has looked so slow the last couple games, it seems to be dragging down what they can do a bit.

Bouchard up there could help out. He would add speed and better puck control, plus, he has a good shot and has does use it.

Parise-Koivu-Bouchard would have amazing puck control. Butch's added speed would help give Parise more support on the forcheck as well.

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02-02-2013, 10:42 AM
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I think they need to change up that top line a bit.

Heatley has looked so slow the last couple games, it seems to be dragging down what they can do a bit.

Bouchard up there could help out. He would add speed and better puck control, plus, he has a good shot and has does use it.

Parise-Koivu-Bouchard would have amazing puck control. Butch's added speed would help give Parise more support on the forcheck as well.
I like this idea. Heatley really doesn't bring anything on the top line in his current form.

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02-02-2013, 01:23 PM
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I just had to register to post this 'cos it's been on my mind for some time,

Parise - Koivu - Heatley
PMB - Brodziak - Cullen
Granlund - Mitchell - Setoguchi
Clutterbuck - Konopka - Powe/Kassian/Veilleux

Just throwing this out there!

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02-02-2013, 02:11 PM
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Not really sure what I would recommend, as I am not sure of everyone's shot hand, but what the heck here it goes.

Parise-Koivu-Zucker
PMB-Cullen-Heatley
Clutterbuck-Broadziak-Setoguchi
Mitchell-Konopka-Powe
---Kassian
(Granlund in Houston)

Gilbert-Brodin
Suter-Scandella
Stoner-Spurgeon
---Falk

Power Play #1
Parise-Koivu-Heatley
Gilbert-PMB

Power Play #2
Clutterbuck/Setoguchi-Broadziak-Zucker
Brodin-Cullen

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02-02-2013, 02:17 PM
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I just had to register to post this 'cos it's been on my mind for some time,

Parise - Koivu - Heatley
PMB - Brodziak - Cullen
Granlund - Mitchell - Setoguchi
Clutterbuck - Konopka - Powe/Kassian/Veilleux

Just throwing this out there!
Welcome

Those are some interesting lines. I would really like to see that combination of the 4th line when we need a momentum shift.

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02-02-2013, 02:23 PM
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Parise - Koivu - Seto

Granlund - Brodziak - Heatley

PMB - Cullen - Clutterbuck

Powe - Konopka - Mitchell


Seto needs someone to make space for him...Parise does that....I think splitting up Parise/Koivu would be a big mistake.

Heater and Brodziak played well together last year...Heatley draws people to him in the O-Zone and opens up space for Granlund to work....

I think this lineup could work pretty well.

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02-02-2013, 04:12 PM
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According to Russo, Cullen may be out due to injury....if so, who gets called up and where are they inserted? It will be either Coyle for his size, or Zucker for his scoring touch....good arguments could be made for either......

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02-02-2013, 04:28 PM
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If Cullen's injured, I call up Zucker immediately and put him on the 2nd line. Let that first line stay together for one more game and see if they can snap out of it. Yeo seems to like playing Bouchard on the 3rd line so let him stay there for now.

Parise - Koivu - Heatley
Zucker - Granlund - Seto
Butch - Brodziak - Clutter
Powe - Konopka - Mitchell

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02-02-2013, 05:39 PM
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sounds like Russo thinks 1 line will be broken up?

I'd do Parise-Koivu-Seto
Butch-Granlund-Heatley.

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02-02-2013, 05:43 PM
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sounds like Russo thinks 1 line will be broken up?

I'd do Parise-Koivu-Seto
Butch-Granlund-Heatley.
I would like to see this.

Also, it sounds like Cullen will be back on Monday so we probably won't see a callup, and Spurg will remain out.

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02-02-2013, 06:16 PM
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Would love to see Zucker called up.

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02-02-2013, 09:56 PM
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Zucker on the second line and Granlund back to Houston. Granlund looks like a little boy in a sea of men. I'm as excited about Granlund as the next guy. Just not this year. I want him to go through puberty first.

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02-02-2013, 10:06 PM
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There's nothing to suggest that Zucker is going to be an instant success...think of how he looked at the end of last season. Sure, he didn't get prime time minutes but geez...he's going to have the same growing pains that Granlund does.

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02-02-2013, 10:18 PM
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Zucker is more of an agitator and a better forechecker than Granlund right now. Granlund is too pretty and dosen't get dirty. With Setoguchi and Bouchard I think Zucker would be a good fit on line 2.

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There's nothing to suggest that Zucker is going to be an instant success...think of how he looked at the end of last season. Sure, he didn't get prime time minutes but geez...he's going to have the same growing pains that Granlund does.
I think the 6 games at the end of the year allowed him to learn a lot going into the offseason. Also, he is a winger, which is easier to play than the center position, and has speed. His play has been just as dominant as Granlund's was in the AHL and he has been more consistent.

With all that said, I am not saying Zucker is a for sure thing or that Granlund is a bust. I am just saying that it is possible Zucker would not have the same growing pains that Granlund is experiencing.

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Zucker is more of an agitator and a better forechecker than Granlund right now. Granlund is too pretty and dosen't get dirty. With Setoguchi and Bouchard I think Zucker would be a good fit on line 2.
Who's the center? I don't think Butch is good in the faceoff circle and was not successful when he was tried there before.

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I think I agree with you, I was just trying to temper the thought that he can move right in and succeed instantly. It's far from a sure thing (in my opinion).

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02-02-2013, 10:31 PM
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If they don't bring up Zucker I'd actually prefer them to bring up Larsson. He seems to be projected as our future 3rd liner so I think he'd fit right in alongside Brodz and Clutter. Perfectly fine with putting Butch back on the 2nd line (where imo he belongs).

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02-02-2013, 10:32 PM
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Who's the center? I don't think Butch is good in the faceoff circle and was not successful when he was tried there before.
And Granlund is? Has Granlund even won a faceoff yet this year? I have no idea why Yeo would put Granlund in the faceoff circle over Cullen. Granlund has been a complete disaster this year.

Butch could shake off a little rust and probably be a serviceable centerman.

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