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09-23-2003, 12:19 PM
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Final Roster & Line Predictions

Impossible but fun:

1a.1 Roloson
1a.2 Fernandez
callup: Holmqvist

1&2: Kuba, Mitchell
3&4: Schultz, Zyuzin
5&6: Bombardir, Brown
spare: Marshall (hoping for Roche)
callups: Roche-Michalek

1) Stevenson-Walz-Gaborik
-i'm guessing Walz is back to the checking line, but I would kill to see the explosiveness the 2 had against Van for the full season. Could Wanvig fill Stevenson's role?

2) Dupuis-Bouchard-Foy
-Would this line be a defensive liability w/ Foy or possibly Daigle at rw? If so, Park, Veilleux?


3) Laaksonen-Zholtok-Muckalt
-Hopefully they can play the way they did early last season with Zholtok filling Wes' role.

4) Brunette-Wallin-Park

Spares: Johnson, Chouinard. I think somebody goes on ir and Burns is on for 10 games.

*Dupuis replacement: Brandner or Veilleux Gaborik replacement: Daigle

Callups: Veilleux-Cavanaugh-Wanvig, Brandner

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Good idea:

1a.1 Roloson
1a.2 Fernandez
callup: Holmqvist

1&2: Kuba, Mitchell
3&4: Schultz, Zyuzin
5&6: Bombardir, Roche
spare: Brown and Marshall (They will keep 8)
callups: Michalek

Start season:
1) Stevenson-Walz-Muckalt

2) Laaksonen-Zholtok-Bouchard

3) Wanvig-Wallin-Veilleux

4) Brunette-Chouinard-Park

Spares: Johnson, Burns stays for 10.

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09-23-2003, 01:36 PM
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Just forwarning, you can have only 23 skates, 3 in the box, 20 on the bench.

 
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Here we go:

GOALIES:
1A. Roloson
1B. Fernandez

CALL UP: Cloutier/Holmqvist

DEFENSEMEN:
3. Filip Kuba
4. Willie Mitchell
5. Nick Schultz
6. Andrei Zyuzin
7. Brad Brown
8. Brad Bombardir
9. Jason Marshall

CALL UP: Michalek, Roche

FORWARDS:
10. Wes Walz
11. Antti Laaksonen
12. Andrew Brunette
13. Marc Choiunard
14. Pierre- Marc Bouchard
15. Sergei Zholtok
16. Jeremy Stevenson
17. Richard Park
18. Rickard Wallin
19. Bill Muckalt
20. Christoph Brandner

BOX:
21. Matt Foy (if he can keep up his consistancy)
22. Brent Burns
23. Matt Johnson

All rightie lines!

Laaksonen- Walz- Muckalt (I think they should see if they can get their chemistry right again)

Stevenson-Bouchard-Zholtok

Brunette- Choiunard/Wallin- Park

Marshall-Choiunard/Wallin-Brandner

and then you have:

FORWARDS:
10. Wes Walz
11. Antti Laaksonen
12. Andrew Brunette
13. Marc Choiunard
14. Pierre- Marc Bouchard
15. Sergei Zholtok
16. Jeremy Stevenson
17. Richard Park
18. Marian Gaborik
19. Bill Muckalt
20. Pascal Dupuis

BOX:
21. Rickard Wallin
22. Brent Burns
23. Matt Johnson

Stevenson-Walz-Gaborik
Wallin- Bouchard- Dupuis
Brunette- Chouinard- Muckalt
Laaksonen- Zholtok- Park

 
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09-23-2003, 01:55 PM
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Opening Night Roster(no order/lines)

Centers:
Walz
Bouchard
Wallin
Zholtok
Dowd

Right Wing:
Park
Muckalt
Foy
Burns
Brandner

Left Wing:
Brunette
Laaksonen
Johnson
Stevenson

Defense:
Mitchell
Schultz
Brown
Zyuzin
Kuba
Bombardir
Michalek

Goalies
Fernandez
Roloson

Wishful thinking at it's best. :)

Bench Johnson, Michalek and Burns.

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09-24-2003, 04:23 AM
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I'd rather see Burns go back to junior than sit in the press box. The guy has only played forward for 1 year, and could use some playing time.

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1 manny
2 Rolo
3 mitchel
4 Kuba
5 bombadir
6 zyuzin
7 Schultz
8 brown
9 roche
10 walz
11 brunette
12 Antii
13 PM
14 park
15 muchkalt
16 darby
17 dowd
18 Moose
19 Zholtok
20 Daigle
21 Marshall
22 and 23 Burns and Foy till Gab and Dupuis ger back

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I should add that Darby, Park, Muckalt, have all proven their abilities at the NHL level. They do not need to prove themselves in the preseason. A rookis has to above and beyond their level of play to knock them off. However Brander, Foy, Wallin are all breathing down their necks. An injury or some sloppy play and those 3 are gone.

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What bothers me a little bit is that Jacques has a history of having a hard time letting sub-par vets go. That's why he quit in Jersey, the team had peaked out, and it was time to bring in the kids. Which, in turn, meant that some of the veterans, who were loyal to Jacques and the team, had to go. He couldn't do it, he chose to quit himself. Those are actually his words, I read it in one of his interviews. I've seen enough of Foy, Brandner, Michalek, to think that they are probably ready for the big show. But would Lemaire have the nerve to say "Merci, au revoir" to the likes of Darby, Marshall, Dowd, Bomber this time around?

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09-24-2003, 03:40 PM
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If Lemaire wins a cup, then sets up our team to win a few more. i will live with the vets.

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What bothers me a little bit is that Jacques has a history of having a hard time letting sub-par vets go. That's why he quit in Jersey, the team had peaked out, and it was time to bring in the kids. Which, in turn, meant that some of the veterans, who were loyal to Jacques and the team, had to go. He couldn't do it, he chose to quit himself. Those are actually his words, I read it in one of his interviews. I've seen enough of Foy, Brandner, Michalek, to think that they are probably ready for the big show. But would Lemaire have the nerve to say "Merci, au revoir" to the likes of Darby, Marshall, Dowd, Bomber this time around?
I agree I dont know if he has the nerve to cut some vets. Dowd has played pretty well so far. He has 2 goals. Hey its good that its making it tough on Jacque and Doug R it means weve got depth!

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I'll take a stab (gave myself a bit of an advantage by waiting for the latest round of cuts.. yeah, I'm a wimp. )

<b>Forwards</b>
Stephane Veilleux/Pascal Dupuis
Andrew Brunette
Matt Johnson
Antti Laaksonen
Pierre-Marc Bouchard
Marc Chouinard
Jim Dowd
Rickard Wallin
Wes Walz
Sergei Zholtok
Alexandre Daigle/Marian Gaborik
Bill Muckalt
Richard Park
Jeremy Stevenson

<b>Defensemen</b>
Brad Bombardir
Brad Brown
Filip Kuba
Willie Mitchell
Travis Roche
Nick Schultz
Andrei Zyuzin

<b>Michelin Men</b>
Manny Fernandez
Dwayne Roloson

I'm confident that is quite wrong. The next two games should be pretty revealing.

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What bothers me a little bit is that Jacques has a history of having a hard time letting sub-par vets go. That's why he quit in Jersey, the team had peaked out, and it was time to bring in the kids. Which, in turn, meant that some of the veterans, who were loyal to Jacques and the team, had to go. He couldn't do it, he chose to quit himself. Those are actually his words, I read it in one of his interviews. I've seen enough of Foy, Brandner, Michalek, to think that they are probably ready for the big show. But would Lemaire have the nerve to say "Merci, au revoir" to the likes of Darby, Marshall, Dowd, Bomber this time around?
I read that interview as well, and I think you've hit the nail on the head. How do you cut a guy whose done everything you've asked and more? This loyalty/team ethic is one of the core qualities that make the Wild what they are. Jacques will have some VERY tough decisions to make.

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Looks like most of you don't think Daigle is making the team.

 
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