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06-27-2017, 03:45 PM
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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
Just watched 16/17 season opener against the Lames.
I think McLellan will go towards lineups he used in start of last season because it worked but Puljujarvi wasn't ready for the big role. I also guess Lucic has seen how Maroon and Kassian improved their overall performance when they got more light footed. Game is getting faster every year and big guys need to develop towards right direction.

Lucic-McDavid-Strome
Maroon-Draisaitl-Puljujarvi
Pouliot-Nugent-Hopkins-Slepyschev
Gaggiula-Letestu-Kassian

Klefbom-Larsson
Russell-Benning
Nurse-Gryba

Talbot
Broissoit

1st PP

Lucic
Puljujarvi McDavid
Klefbom Draisaitl

2nd PP

Maroon
Letestu RNH
Strome Benning

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06-27-2017, 07:19 PM
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Don't like the idea of a Russell-Benning pairing. That pairing would be hemmed in their own zone a lot and not contribute anything offensively. We'd basically have two 3rd pairings if we play them together. Better to split up Klef and Lars and let them anchor a pairing each until Sekera is back.

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06-27-2017, 07:26 PM
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This is how I see the lineup end up being in October, not how I want it but how it will be according to TMac.

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

Klefbom - Russell
Nurse - Larsson
Benning - Gryba

Talbot
Brossoit


Not a Stanley Cup winner on merits.

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06-27-2017, 07:28 PM
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Don't like the idea of a Russell-Benning pairing. That pairing would be hemmed in their own zone a lot and not contribute anything offensively. We'd basically have two 3rd pairings if we play them together. Better to split up Klef and Lars and let them anchor a pairing each until Sekera is back.
Didn't Chia or TMac mention splitting Klef and lars at the season end meet? I think it happens, that's why I included it on my mock.

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06-27-2017, 08:07 PM
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It would have been nice to have Davidson

Klef- K.Russ
Nurse- Larss
B.Davy- Benning

I think that group at least has the chance of playing decent hockey until Seksy comes back

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06-27-2017, 09:47 PM
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RNH-Mcdavid-Maroon
Lucic-Draisailt-Puljujarvi
Caggiula-Strome-Kassian
Slepyshev-Letestu-Pitlick

Klefbom-Larsson
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06-27-2017, 09:58 PM
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RNH-Mcdavid-Maroon
Lucic-Draisailt-Puljujarvi
Caggiula-Strome-Kassian
Slepyshev-Letestu-Pitlick

Klefbom-Larsson
Russel-Benning
Nurse-Gryba
I like this.

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06-27-2017, 10:01 PM
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Maroon-McDavid-Strome
Lucic-Draisaitl-Puljujarvi
Kassian-RNH-Marleau
Caggiula-Letestu-Pitlick

Anyone missing?

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06-28-2017, 10:24 AM
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Just for comparisons, this is what Calgary's lineup projects to be:

Gaudreau - Monahan - Ferland
Frolik - Backlund - Lazar
Tkachuk - Bennett - Foo
Stajan - Jankowski - Brouwer

We should be stronger in almost every position. Except 1LW obviously

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06-28-2017, 08:38 PM
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Maroon mcdavid caggiula
Lucic drai JP
Slepy nuge strome
Pouliot letestu kassian
Paka khaira

Klefbom larsson
Vegas D Russell
Nurse benning
Gryba

Vegas D will depend on the price. I think we offer a third or a fourth and get one of garrison emelin sbisa Merrill since we really need a D only when sekera is out. Those guys are NHL D who all have a year left on their contracts and can fill in this year and none are likely in vegas's plans long term.

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06-28-2017, 09:25 PM
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plug1 - McDavid - plug 2
plug 3- Draisaitl - plug 4
plug5- RNH - plug6


sorry... bitter about the whole 30M tied up in 3Cs thing!

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06-28-2017, 09:29 PM
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plug1 - McDavid - plug 2
plug 3- Draisaitl - plug 4
plug5- RNH - plug6


sorry... bitter about the whole 30M tied up in 3Cs thing!
Except the thing is, I don't mind having a plug on each line. I'd prefer not to have 2, but McDavid and Drai are good enough to make plugs look good. Not that we'll have that in the short term. We have Looch, Maroon, Cags, Strome, Pulju, Slepy, Kass, etc to put in those holes. Not plugs. Although guys like Maroon and Kass used to be plugs. Which is my point. A team with three really good centres can make plugs look good on the wings.

Edit: And I'd rather have RNH in the top 6 on the wing anyway.

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06-29-2017, 04:12 AM
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Maroon-McDavid-Strome
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Pouliot-Nugent-Hopkins-Kassian
Caggiula-Letestu-Slep

Klefbom-Larsson
Russell-Benning*
Nurse-Gryba

Pulj needs to simmer a little longer in the AHL. I'll throw Jagr's name out there on a one year deal just for argument's sake. If he wears down as the season goes on Pulj is still in the mix to spell him a few games maybe.

Straight up, Russell - Benning is going to cost the team games. I'm not sure where the money would come from, but for the love of Mike bring in another D to push Benning down to the bottom pair and Gryba into the #7 role.

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06-29-2017, 06:52 AM
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Maroon-McDavid-Strome
Lucic-Draisaitl-Slepyshev
Caggiula-Nugent Hopkins-Puljujarvi
Pouliot-Letestu-Kassian
Pakarinen, Khaira

Klefbom-Larsson
Nurse-Russell
Paigin-Benning
Gryba

Talbs/Broissoit

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06-29-2017, 07:01 AM
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plug1 - McDavid - plug 2
plug 3- Draisaitl - plug 4
plug5- RNH - plug6


sorry... bitter about the whole 30M tied up in 3Cs thing!
Nuge needs to get traded to free up money

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06-29-2017, 07:49 AM
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Opening night

Maroon Mcdavid Pulijaarvi
Lucic Draisaitl Slepyshev
Caguilla Nuge Strome
Pouliot Letestu Kassian

Klefbom Larsson
Russel Benning
Nurse Fayne

Talbot
Broissoit

Pitlick said he's exploring other options. He's not coming back.

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06-29-2017, 08:09 AM
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Opening night

Maroon Mcdavid Pulijaarvi
Lucic Draisaitl Slepyshev
Caguilla Nuge Strome
Pouliot Letestu Kassian

Klefbom Larsson
Russel Benning
Nurse Fayne

Talbot
Broissoit

Pitlick said he's exploring other options. He's not coming back.
I tried to like Pitlick, but he is always hurt - or so it seems. I don't think his absence will be missed. If the Oilers could sign Jagr for a season, I would be fine with seeing Nugent-Hopkins traded. Something like:


Lucic-McDavid-Jagr
Maroon-Draisaitl-Puljujarvi
Pouliot-Strome-Slepyschev
Caggiula-Letestu-Kassian

Klefbom Larsson
Russel Benning
Nurse Fayne

Talbot
Broissoit


That is a lot of beef on the top two forward lines, and an awesome fourth line. It would seemingly be a tough team to handle. And, of course, the Nugent-Hopkins trade would bring something good back.

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06-29-2017, 08:46 AM
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Just for comparisons, this is what Calgary's lineup projects to be:

Gaudreau - Monahan - Ferland
Frolik - Backlund - Lazar
Tkachuk - Bennett - Foo
Stajan - Jankowski - Brouwer

We should be stronger in almost every position. Except 1LW obviously
Left wing is much better than ours.. RW sucks on both clubs .. Defense is much better than ours.. Its basically McDavid that gives us the edge over them..

I would take Monahan\Backlund\Bennett\Jank over Drai\RNH\xxx\Letestu ..

McDavid makes us better than them.. We really arent stronger than them without him.

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I am having trouble picturing our bottom six now.

Caggiula Nuge Slepyshev
Khaira Letestu Kassian
Pakarinen

I suppose it isn't an awful bottom six. But who is killing penalties?

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I am having trouble picturing our bottom six now.

Caggiula Nuge Slepyshev
Khaira Letestu Kassian
Pakarinen

I suppose it isn't an awful bottom six. But who is killing penalties?
Cags, Nuge, Letestu, Kass would kill penalties, but I don't think Nuge will be in the bottom 6.

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I am having trouble picturing our bottom six now.

Caggiula Nuge Slepyshev
Khaira Letestu Kassian
Pakarinen

I suppose it isn't an awful bottom six. But who is killing penalties?
Mcdavid, Letestu, Kassian, Nuge.

Didn't Caggiula kill penalties last yr to?

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07-02-2017, 04:12 PM
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If we do nothing else, and based on the comments about Strome starting at C...

Maroon-McDavid-Draisaitl
Lucic-RNH-Puljujarvi
Caggiula-Strome-Slepyshev
Khaira-Letestu-Kassian
Pakarinen Rattie

Klefbom-Larsson
Russell-Benning
Nurse-Gryba
Simpson

Talbot
Brossoit

Ick.

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If we do nothing else, and based on the comments about Strome starting at C...

Maroon-McDavid-Draisaitl
Lucic-RNH-Puljujarvi
Caggiula-Strome-Slepyshev
Khaira-Letestu-Kassian
Pakarinen Rattie

Klefbom-Larsson
Russell-Benning
Nurse-Gryba
Simpson

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Brossoit

Ick.
I really actually like that lineup (besides Strome as 3C and Gryba in the lineup), so I don't know what the "ick" is about.

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I really actually like that lineup (besides Strome as 3C and Gryba in the lineup), so I don't know what the "ick" is about.
yeah that's pretty much the same as last year. Maybe a downgrade from Eberle to JP (but maybe not), but an upgrade in our 3C, which isn't saying much. Caggiula wasn't great in that role, or Letestu.

Maybe we could still sign Desharnais, or are we that confident in Strome?

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Mcdavid, Letestu, Kassian, Nuge.

Didn't Caggiula kill penalties last yr to?
That's five. We should have another 2 who are competent given the injury bug etc.
I dunno, I feel like our PK may hurt us this year.

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