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06-27-2017, 04:32 AM
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Line combos for the 17\18 season

Things will change after July 1st.

But in two other threads we are spit balling ideas of combinations of lines

Like I said lines will change and as they change we can create new combos

Maroon-mcdavid-Leon D
Lucic-nuge-slepyshev
Pouliot-letestu-strome
Khair-caggiula-kassian
Pak being extra forward

On D- factoring seekers out till maybe Jan

Klefbom-Larson
Russell-Benning
Nurse-fayne??

With the current roster how do guys see the line up coming together?

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06-27-2017, 07:55 AM
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Letestu to high in the lineup

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06-27-2017, 08:17 AM
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Going off preference rather than what Oilers do.

Maroon McDavid Strome
Lucic Draisaitl Slepyshev
Pouliot RNH Puljujärvi
Cagguila Letestu Kassian
Khaira/Pakarinen

Klefbom Larsson
Russell Benning
Nurse Fayne
Simpson

Need a RHD to round out the roster like Franson. Fayne should be fine as 7 D.

Also ok with a RNH for RHD and 3C trade/sign.

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06-27-2017, 08:17 AM
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I would try to give pulju maybe 5-6 games window to show up. He is now having full summer for training like Laine had last year. I think he have to be ready or he is new Yakupov.

Maroon-McDavid-Pulju
Lucic-Draisaitl-Strome
Pouliot-RNH-Gaggiula
Slepy-Letestu-Kassian

Kleff-Larson
Sekera-Russell
Nurse-Benning

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06-27-2017, 08:25 AM
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My guess is that opening roster will look like this:

Maroon-McDavid-Puljujärvi
Lucic-Draisaitl-Strome
Pouliot-Nuge-Kassian
Caggiula-Letestu-Slepyshev/Pitlick

I think Pulju will get every chance to make the roster and play on a line with McDavid. 2nd line is a good, heavy possession line where Strome will be the trigger man. 3rd line is defensive zone shutdown line who is just trying to move the play in the right direction.

Klefbom-Russell
Nurse-Larsson
Oesterle-Benning
Fayne

I think McLellan will split up Klef and Lars with Sekera out. If Nurse is gonna play top4 minutes he'll need a guy like Lars next to him. Russell would complement Klefbom pretty well as a stay-at-home guy who lets Klef direct the play and be responsible for exiting the zone. Not sure who grabs that 3rd LD spot, depends on who looks good in camp. Probably stands between Oesterle and Jones right now, if Oesterle even gets re-signed. Maybe Chia is adding a veteran LHD to lock up that spot though. That lineup is very inexperienced as it is, so hopefully we sign someone on a 1 year deal who can step in and help this team.

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06-27-2017, 09:32 AM
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Current roster:

Maroon-McDavid-XXXXX
Lucic-Draisaitl-Slepyshev
Caggiula-RNH-Strome
Pouliot-Letestu-Kassian

Klefbom-Larsson
XXXXX-Russell
Nurse-Benning
XXXXX

Talbot
Broissoit

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06-27-2017, 09:37 AM
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Maroon McDavid Draisaitl
Lucic Nuge Strome
Drake Bonino* Slepyshev
Pouliot Letestu Kassian

Klefbom Larson
Nurse Benning
Russell Fayne

Talbot
Broissoit

*This is all assuming we can sign Bonino. I liked Drai at RW and this allows us to keep him there and not force Pulju to play. If Pulju is ready he has to be better than Slepyshev.

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06-27-2017, 09:46 AM
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Current roster:

Maroon-McDavid-XXXXX
Lucic-Draisaitl-Slepyshev
Caggiula-RNH-Strome
Pouliot-Letestu-Kassian

Klefbom-Larsson
XXXXX-Russell
Nurse-Benning
XXXXX

Talbot
Broissoit
I think it's safe to say that Russel will be moving back to his natural side to play with Benning until Sekera comes back from injury unless we make a trade that will complicate the situation considerably after Sekera comes back.

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06-27-2017, 09:54 AM
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Still think Chairelli signs Gryba as our 7th guy once Sekera comes back and I'm okay with that. We need a third line center that can win draws. Boyle would be ideal and although he's not that offensive Letestu can still have a bit more then 4th line minutes. Mcdavid hopefully can click with strome and Drasaitl can lift Nuges play and increase his production/value hopefully.

Maroon➖McDavid➖Strome
Lucic➖Nuge➖Drasaitl
Caggiula➖(xBoylex)➖Kassian
Pouliot➖Letestu➖Khaira
Parakinan/Puljujarvi

Klefbom➖Larsson
Russell➖Benning
Nurse➖Gryba
Fayne

IR: Sekera

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06-27-2017, 10:37 AM
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Rishaug doesnt think Oilers will add a forward. Puljujarvi gets a long look in top 6. If he fails Draisaitl gets moved to RW, Caggiula to 3C.

Maroon-McDavid-Strome
Lucic-Draisaitl-Puljujarvi\Slepychev
Caggiula-RNH-Kassian
Pouliot-Letestu-Slepychev\Khaira
Pakarinen

Klefbom-Larsson
Sekera-Benning
Nurse- xxxx
Gryba

Talbot
LB

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06-27-2017, 10:46 AM
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Rishaug doesnt think Oilers will add a forward. Puljujarvi gets a long look in top 6. If he fails Draisaitl gets moved to RW, Caggiula to 3C.

Maroon-McDavid-Strome
Lucic-Draisaitl-Puljujarvi\Slepychev
Caggiula-RNH-Kassian
Pouliot-Letestu-Slepychev\Khaira
Pakarinen

Klefbom-Larsson
Sekera-Benning
Nurse- xxxx
Gryba

Talbot
LB
Not bad. You forgot Russell and what we are going to do until Sekera is back.

I hope Pulju is second line. Would like to see an FA add for 6/7 D plus a better backup goalie.

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06-27-2017, 11:27 AM
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Not bad. You forgot Russell and what we are going to do until Sekera is back.

I hope Pulju is second line. Would like to see an FA add for 6/7 D plus a better backup goalie.
oops.. Sekera was suppose to be Russell..
Russell-Benning
Nurse-xxxx
Gryba

xxx being a 1yr rental depth dman to hold the fort until Sekera returns.. (Girardi?)

Also, we dont need a better goalie.. we just need some insurance. Neimi on a PTO should be sufficient. LB needs a long look after what he has shown us last year.

we should be able to pick a decent Dman off of waivers since our need is just a depth RD Dman.

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How I see our line-up/cap structure for next year (with a few assumptions):

Maroon (1.5) - McDavid (3.775) - Draisaitl (7.5)
Lucic (6.0) - RNH (6.0) - Strome (2.5)
Caggiula (.925) - XXXX - Kassian (1.95)
Pouliot (4.0) - Letestu (1.8) - Slepy (.925)
Pakarinen (.725), Khaira (.625)

Klefbom (4.167) - Larsson (4.167)
Russell (4.0) - Benning (.925)
Nurse (.863) - Fayne (3.625)
Simpson (.75)
LTIR Sekera ($5.5M - approx. assuming 2 months of LTIR, allowed $1.5M above cap)

Talbot (4.167)
Brossoit (.75)

buyouts: Korpikoski (1.0)

Project 2017-18 Caphit = $68.139M
Plus 2016-17 bonus overage carryover = $1.0M??
Total Caphit = 69.139M
Total Cap = $75M + $1.5M LTIR = $76.5M

Cap Space for 2017-18 = $7.36M to add a 3rd line center, and/or winger depth and/or depth on D.

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06-27-2017, 12:01 PM
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Given how many times Chiarelli has said that Strome is a natural centre, and given reports from Isle's fans that Strome played much better at centre than at wing, I can see things going like this for significant portions of the year:

Maroon-McDavid-Draisaitl
Lucic-RNH-Puljujarvi/Signing
Cagguila-Strome-Kassian
Pouliot-Letestu-Slepy

Klefbom-Larsson
Russell-Benning
Nurse-Signing

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Given how many times Chiarelli has said that Strome is a natural centre, and given reports from Isle's fans that Strome played much better at centre than at wing, I can see things going like this for significant portions of the year:

Maroon-McDavid-Draisaitl
Lucic-RNH-Puljujarvi/Signing
Cagguila-Strome-Kassian
Pouliot-Letestu-Slepy

Klefbom-Larsson
Russell-Benning
Nurse-Signing
Ugh... I hope not. We need to improve on the faceoff dot next year.

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Sekera is going to only be out till November or even end of October so ill do this for 1st month

Maroon-McDavid-LD > Dont mess up chemistry
Lucic-RNH-Puljujarvi > Give JP 2 vets, give the vets a shooter
Pouliot-Letestu-Kassian > Kassian and testtube work really well together. Vet depth line
Cagguila-Strome-Slepyshev > young, energy depth line. Use as much as 3rd line

Klefbom-Larsson
Russell-Benning
Nurse-Osterle/Jones/Gryba > whoever wins the spot

Put Sekera in 2LD, drop out #6RD and drop Benning to bottom pairing in November

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06-27-2017, 12:18 PM
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Maroon MvDavid Cagulia
Lucic RNH Kassian
Poo Strome Leon
Kharia Letestu Paka
Puli/Foo/Pitlick?

Klefbom Larsson
Sekera Russel
Nurse Benning
Osterle Gryba

I prefer balanced lines. Combination of speed, size, defense. I actually love those line-ups. A very strong team on every line. Tough to match up against.

If Poo sucks or is traded move Cag down to the third and move Puli/Foo/Pitlick up.

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Maroon-mcD-Puljujarvi
Lucic-Drai-Slepyshev
Caggiula-rnh-strome
Pout-Letestu-Kassian
Khaira, Pakarinen

Klefbom-Larsson
Nurse-Russell
X-Benning

D needs Nurse to establish himself or an upgrade.

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Letestu to high in the lineup
Honestly I wouldn't be against letting Letestu have the #3 C spot, assuming it's not also for a shutdown role.

I love the guy, but he's average at best defensively, and that's why he's always failed when he's been moved to the "third line checking/shutdown" role.

Give him DD's softer minutes and role, plus get a better defensive centre for the 4 spot (Boyle, Gordon, McClement), and I bet you'll see a much better bottom 6.

My guess for the roster

Maroon-McDavid-Draisaitl
Pouliot-RNH-Strome
Lucic-Letestu-Slepyshev
Caggiula-Boyle/Gordon/McClement-Kassian

Klefbom-Larsson
Nurse-Russell
Oesterle(Sekera)-Benning


PB: Khaira, Pakarinen, Fayne(Oesterle when healthy)

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Letestu has said in an interview this season that he viewed himself as a 4th line guy who gets extra minutes on the PP and PK. He did not think he was a fit for a scoring line. I do not think we see him on the 3rd line unless a center gets hurt.

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Is the D plan by end of year going to be
Adambom
Sekera Benning
Nurse Russell
Gryba
?
If so, things could hurt. Unless Nurse develops correctly.

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Ugh... I hope not. We need to improve on the faceoff dot next year.
The spread of 45%-55% on faceoffs is entirely overrated, it's really not a big deal. We'll see, it's just an idea for lineup.

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Maroon - McDavid - Draisaitl
Lucic - Nuge - Puljujarvi
Caggiula - Strome - Slepyshev
Pouliot - Letestu - Kassian
Khaira, Pitlick/Pakarinen

Klefbom - Larsson
Russell - Benning
Nurse - xxxxxxx
Gryba

Talbot
Brossoit

I think we add a depth defenseman, that's it.

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Well currently if I had to guess:

Forward Line Up #1

Maroon - McDavid - Draitsaitl
Lucic - RNH - Puljujarvi
Pouillot - Strome - Slepshev
Cagguila - Letestu - Kassian
#13 - Pak
Khaira first call up if theres an injury

Forward Line up #2
Maroon - McDavid - Strome
Lucic - Drai - Pulju
Pouillot - RNH - Slepshev
Cagguila - Letestu - Kassian
#13 - Pak
Khaira first call up if theres an injury

Obviously the wingers could all be shifted around

I think the C are: McDavid > RNH > Strome > Letestu or McDavid > Drai > RNH > Letestu

Personally I think they should get another 3C.

Defense:

Klef - Larsson
Russell - Benning
Nurse - Gryba

Personally I think they should get another depth defenseman. Still wonder if they are planning on signing Oesterle who would be a #7/8 along with Gryba.


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What I believe we will see.

Maroon-Mcdavid-Marleau
Lucic-Draisaitl-Puljujarvi
Caggiula-RNH-Strome
Pouliot-Letestu-Kassian
Slep/Khaira/Pak

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