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04-02-2013, 02:58 PM
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I wouldn't mind that at all but it would make the second line pretty much non-existant.
Put Heatley up there and drop Coyle to the third.

Short of acquiring a C the 2nd line is in trouble. The way i see it don't waste a scoring winger on the 2nd if goal production is better served with him being on the 1st.

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04-02-2013, 03:03 PM
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Sounds like Cullen has a shot to return for the Columbus game on Sunday...so I see no reason why we wouldn't just roll with this for the next 2 games.

Parise - Koivu - Coyle
Bouchard - Brodziak - Setoguchi
Heatley - Larsson - Clutterbuck
Rupp - Konopka - Mitchell

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04-02-2013, 03:21 PM
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Here's our lineup then:

Parise - Koivu - Coyle
Bouchard - Brodziak - Setoguchi
Heatley - Mitchell - Clutterbuck
Rupp - Konopka - Dowell

Ugh.

UGH.
Aw HELL no. I do not want to see Brodziak any where NEAR the 2C position. He's got concrete hands. I'm probably crazy for saying this, but what about calling up Zucker and giving Bouchard a one-game shot at 2C?

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Aw HELL no. I do not want to see Brodziak any where NEAR the 2C position. He's got concrete hands. I'm probably crazy for saying this, but what about calling up Zucker and giving Bouchard a one-game shot at 2C?
Bouchard was tried at C few years ago. It wasn't pretty.

We have plenty of guys who can fill that 2C position. If not Brodziak, why not Mitchell? Larsson is a good option, too.

To be honest, I'd rather have Coyle centering the line than Bouchard. Nothing against PMB, he's a helluva player (even if he's in a bit of a slump), but he simply isn't center material.

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Coyle's not a center. Neither is Bouchard.

My guess is they put Larsson in that #2 spot. He's been in the top six in Houston all year and Yeo won't want to disrupt the """"chemistry"""" (I can not put enough sarcastic finger quotes in there) of that second line.


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Coyle's not a center. Neither is Bouchard.

My guess is they put Larsson in that #2 spot. He's been in the top six in Houston all year and Yeo won't want to disrupt the """"chemistry"""" (I can not put enough sarcastic finger quotes in there) of that second line.
My point was that I'd rather have Coyle than Bouchard centering a line, if it comes to a choice between the two.

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Bouchard had how many games at C? I don't think he'd ever be a C but c'mon...he was hardly "tried".

Anyway, i vote Larsson as 2C immediately. if it doesn't work, bump up Brodz. also on the PP because, hell, it couldn't get much worse.

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Coyle's not a center. Neither is Bouchard.

My guess is they put Larsson in that #2 spot. He's been in the top six in Houston all year and Yeo won't want to disrupt the """"chemistry"""" (I can not put enough sarcastic finger quotes in there) of that second line.
Correction: are no longer centers. Both were drafted as such.

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Honestly I'd rather have pretty much anyone but Brodziak centering that 2nd line.

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Brodziak does have history of being a guy who steps up his game when he is forced up the line chart.

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Brodziak does have history of being a guy who steps up his game when he is forced up the line chart.
This is true - he can be frustrating as hell, but he does seem to have an extra gear, and his offense seems to be coming around: 1 goal in January-February, 5 goals in March.

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This is just spittballing: maybe Brodziak (like the modern version of Heatley) is one of those guys who does well when there isn't much to work with around him but fades away on a team with skilled players? Talking offensively here, not general usefulness.

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This is just spittballing: maybe Brodziak (like the modern version of Heatley) is one of those guys who does well when there isn't much to work with around him but fades away on a team with skilled players? Talking offensively here, not general usefulness.
I hate those kinds of players. You should always be playing up to your maximum level, not down to all you need to do.

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I kind of don't want to see Granlund up here again this year. I just think he's not ready.
Agree with this. Granlund's possession numbers are atrocious this year.

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Put Heatley up there and drop Coyle to the third.

Short of acquiring a C the 2nd line is in trouble. The way i see it don't waste a scoring winger on the 2nd if goal production is better served with him being on the 1st.
Agree with this. Parise and Koivu will maximize what Heatley's still good at, while protecting him defensively. Coyle has the potential to super-charge the third line.

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Agree with this. Parise and Koivu will maximize what Heatley's still good at, while protecting him defensively. Coyle has the potential to super-charge the third line.
I do not want Heatley on the 1st line, I want Seto on the 1st line.

Heatley should never see the top line again.

It is not Parise and Koivus job to maximize a damn thing for Dany, maximizing Parise and Koivu is a hell of a lot more important then the ****ing all-star

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04-02-2013, 10:11 PM
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Seto isn't going near that first line for the main reason that with Cullen out, he's our only real offensive threat on that line. I wanted Seto on the 1st line earlier this season, but he and Cullen have such great chemistry going you just can't break them up.

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I have to say, as beastly as Seto has been this past month, I would kind of like to see how he would do on the top line, and how that line as a whole would do.

I think we'll probably see that set out there at some point with Cullen out. Depening on how much shuffling needs to be done to jump start this team.

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I have to say, as beastly as Seto has been this past month, I would kind of like to see how he would do on the top line, and how that line as a whole would do.

I think we'll probably see that set out there at some point with Cullen out. Depening on how much shuffling needs to be done to jump start this team.
I'd love to see him score goals on that 1st line too, but then what do we do about the second line. Bouchard, Brodziak and Coyle? Ugh, no.

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04-02-2013, 10:27 PM
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Because Cullen is out is the reason Seto should move. He is a goal scorer and there is zero reason to waste him on a line where his chances are now going to be limited. It is just stupid.

Move Heatley up to the second and Coyle to the third.

I am also not convinced that this a short term situation with Cullen and won't be until he is actually out on the ice. NHL teams are secretive to begin with about injuries and this one happening right at the trade deadline is even more reason for the Wild to put the best face on this but even if it is short term Seto up top is the most common sense move.

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04-02-2013, 11:20 PM
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Because Cullen is out is the reason Seto should move. He is a goal scorer and there is zero reason to waste him on a line where his chances are now going to be limited. It is just stupid.

Move Heatley up to the second and Coyle to the third.

I am also not convinced that this a short term situation with Cullen and won't be until he is actually out on the ice. NHL teams are secretive to begin with about injuries and this one happening right at the trade deadline is even more reason for the Wild to put the best face on this but even if it is short term Seto up top is the most common sense move.
How does Larsson replacing Cullen instantly make the second line "a line where his chances are now going to be limited."?

You know what they say about assumptions...

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Parise - Koivu - Setoguchi
Heatley - Brodziak - Coyle

Put those eggs in one basket. Why not?

Seto would add some speed and a shooter to that top line. Coyle would work the puck along the boards and isn't too fast for Heatley. And Heater/Brodz worked well with Johnson last year.

Bouchard - Larsson - Clutterbuck
Rupp - Konokpa - Mitchell

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I think Yeo will be experimenting with lines during the game tonight...What you see at the start may not what you see at the end.

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I think Yeo will be experimenting with lines during the game tonight...What you see at the start may not what you see at the end.
When has he ever done that?? I swear the man doesn't know that he's allowed to change them up during the game sometimes.

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