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01-30-2013, 01:32 AM
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I'm fine with Henrique on the top line. I'm not concerned about Patty's faceoffs right now. It would be better than anything we've had on the top line so far. I just want some stability, and I feel Trav, and Kovy haven't been able to get anything going, because there is no stability in their line. They haven't played much more than a period with the same winger.

I know it was talked about before when he was put on waivers, but how about Santorelli from the Panthers? He's been a healthy scratch for much of the time. We passed on him on waivers a couple weeks ago, but Pete got 20 goals out of him his last season in Florida.
I think the top line will get a steady winger by the end of this "10 game analysis" whether its Zubs, Henrique, or someone brought in via trade. They are suffering because Pete first wanted to see if better talent could spark Tedy (didn't), and tonight and Sunday to give Matteau a better place to showcase on to help them decide what to do with him. Kind of like an extended preseason, but with short leashes because points are at stake (why Tedy got yanked so fast). I trust normality will come.

I REALLY doubt Henrique is going to be moved to wing though, just doesn't seem like what they want to do with him. Doubt they want Zubs centering, and I think I read that Elias would prefer to shift back to the wing when Adam returns. Why I think trade for someone to play with Adam and Elias, slot Clarkson down, and move Zubs up and stick one of Lou's patented reclamation projects on the 3rd line as well. Whether that's Darche or whomever.

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01-30-2013, 01:41 AM
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Clarkson to Marchand

I didn't get it at first. but then i looked at a side profile of marchand HAHAHA

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01-30-2013, 01:49 AM
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Like it's been said. The bottom 6 is the problem once Henrique returns.

Zubie - Zajac - Kovy
Elias - Henrique - Clarkson
Darche - Josefson - Barch
Carter - Gionta - Bernier

Need a 15-20 goal winger to replace Barch on the 3rd line. Can Butler get it done?

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01-30-2013, 04:38 AM
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01-30-2013, 06:02 AM
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Was thinking about lines last night for when Henrique comes back and i thought of a different but interesting top 6 set up.

Elias - Henrique - Kovy -- Elias can dish out passes to either shooter Kovy can do the same and Henrique goes into the dirty areas.

Zubrus - Zajac - Clarkson -- Talk about hard to play against these 3 would grind the hell out of anyone they play against cycle till someone had a shot then crash the net hard.

I know its not ideal because u break up Zajac Kovy and Elias Clarkson but i think it could be very effective.

Different set ups but i think it could work, after these 6 i have no idea. But if they work its A LOT easier to get a 3rd line winger who can fill in on a 2nd line then a sure fire top 6 guy.


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Was thinking about lines last night for when Henrique comes back and i thought of a different but interesting top 6 set up.

Elias - Henrique - Kovy -- Always Elias to dish out passes to either shooter Kovy can do the same and Henrique goes into the dirty areas.

Zubrus - Zajac - Clarkson -- Talk about hard to play against these 3 would grind the hell out of anyone they play against cycle till someone had a shot then crash the net hard.

I know its not ideal because u break up Zajac Kovy and Elias Clarkson but i think it could be very effective.

Different set ups but i think it could work, after these 6 i have no idea. But if they work its A LOT easier to get a 3rd line winger who can fill in on a 2nd line then a sure fire top 6 guy.
I like those lines actually

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01-30-2013, 08:12 AM
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Here's my thinking, personally:

•Henrique goes to top line LW (or RW, and Kovy goes back to LW, whatever)
•The Devils acquire a centerman who can play in a 2nd/3rd line role (preferably one who is good at face-offs), or they acquire another winger (preferably one with significant size) and play Zubrus at center
•The Devils acquire a winger who can play in a 2nd/3rd line role (preferably one with significant size)
So you're saying get O'Reilly AND Ryder?

Man this is gonna get expensive.

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So you're saying get O'Reilly AND Ryder?

Man this is gonna get expensive.
We would have to clear out the cupboard then sell the cupboard for that.

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01-30-2013, 09:06 AM
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Henrique should definitely be on the top unit. I really like the way Elias, Zubrus and Clarkson are playing together, they're a cycling machine.

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01-30-2013, 09:07 AM
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When do we hear about Matteau? I expect him to be sent down...

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01-30-2013, 09:11 AM
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Henrique should definitely be on the top unit. I really like the way Elias, Zubrus and Clarkson are playing together, they're a cycling machine.
They have been playing together well i just do not like Elias taking faceoffs. We can improve that by letting the REAL centers play center!

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01-30-2013, 09:14 AM
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When do we hear about Matteau? I expect him to be sent down...
I am expecting him to be sent back. He will be good but i dont think he gives this team anything right now. He should go down be a beast of a player and he will come into camp next year with a chance to win a role on the team.

I would also rather he be playing the scratched later in the NHL season.

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I am expecting him to be sent back. He will be good but i dont think he gives this team anything right now. He should go down be a beast of a player and he will come into camp next year with a chance to win a role on the team.

I would also rather he be playing the scratched later in the NHL season.
sounds about right to me. definitely should go back to juniors no doubt IMO.

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01-30-2013, 09:21 AM
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Dear lord, these were painful to watch.

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01-30-2013, 09:26 AM
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I agree on Matteau being sent back, it's probably for the best.

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I am expecting him to be sent back. He will be good but i dont think he gives this team anything right now. He should go down be a beast of a player and he will come into camp next year with a chance to win a role on the team.

I would also rather he be playing the scratched later in the NHL season.
I'll be very surprised if he stays up.

Played well, but u can start to see the end of the honeymoon was coming.

Go down, be a beast.

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01-30-2013, 09:49 AM
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Does anyone have the picture of a parise jersey with a '1' taped next to the 9 and then tape over nameplate with Zajac written on it?

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01-30-2013, 09:53 AM
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This article says Adam Henrique is expected to return tomorrow night. http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/201...on-on-thursday

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01-30-2013, 09:55 AM
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This article says Adam Henrique is expected to return tomorrow night. http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/201...on-on-thursday
God I hope that is true. I've missed Henrique!

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01-30-2013, 09:59 AM
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Cue the "Matteau is heading back to the Q and we've just signed UFA Mathieu Darche to a one year deal"

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Cue the "Matteau is heading back to the Q and we've just signed UFA Mathieu Darche to a one year deal"
I'm not convinced that is going to happen.

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I'm not convinced that is going to happen.
If this was a full season, I'd honestly expect Matteau to stay up. He could sit here and there had have some growing room.

But is it worth burning an ELC year on a 1/2 season?

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I'm going to take a wild guess and say this is the lineup for tomorrow:

Josefson-Zajac-Kovalchuk
Zubrus-Elias-Clarkson
Carter-Gionta-Bernier
Barch-Henrique-Anderson

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I'm not convinced that is going to happen.
That Matteau is heading back to the Q or that we're about to sign Darche?

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If Henrique is coming back sending Matteau to Juniors would create room for him but we'd still have to move someone else to sign Darche.

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