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07-04-2008, 11:04 PM
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I say it'll be with Higgins - Koivu - Latendresse.
nah, he'l play with one of Higgins or Latendresse and one of Tanguay or S.Kost,, you can't have 2 finishers at wing on a line and then 2 set-up wingers on another, doesn't make sence

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I can't understand the love for Lats; imo he does even belong in the NHL at this point. He does have some upside, but he is definately not NHL top 6 forward material.

Obviously, his biggest issue is still his skating; his first two strides are NOT NHL calibre. So his claim to the NHL was supposed to his finish... I don't see that either.

So, with that in mind.

A. Kots----Plekanec---Kovy (why break up a great line)
S.Kots---Koivu---Tanquay (speed and creativity)
Higgins--Chipchura--??? (solid checking line with a little offense)
Begin--Lappy--Kots
Laraque/Lats --- spot duty

IMO...we still need a solid 3rd line rw who can play a two way game.
16 goals while playing with Dandenault and Lappierre at 20 years of age, sure he doesn't belong in the NHL...


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07-04-2008, 11:05 PM
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well maybe that Marleau trade will come true lol

anyways sorry about the title, i'm work and have to hurry to type

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07-04-2008, 11:06 PM
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nah, he'l play with one of Higgins or Latendresse and one of Tanguay or S.Kost,, you can't have 2 finishers at wing on a line and then 2 set-up wingers on another, doesn't make sence
thus why i c...higgins and his 27 goals playing with koivu and tanguay. man what a great two-way line...

reunite the kid line of s kos, laps and tenderness..and give kos jr..pp time on the point. his time will come in the top 6 if koivu, tanguay or kovy walks after next year

and line 4....chip, laraque and begin/kosto. i like it

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07-04-2008, 11:07 PM
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I really want to see Andrei on the right side, and I really want to see him with Koivu. IMO, Tanguay - Koivu - A.Kost would be a sick line. Unfortunately, I don't think it will happen because Carbo will most likely go for what was working last year...

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07-04-2008, 11:07 PM
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16 goals while playing with Dandenault and Lappierre at 20 years of age, sure he doesn't belong in the NHL...
latendresse will be playing regularly on the top 2 lines within 2 years.

he and kos jr may play together on line 3 with lapierre. that line looked great in limited duty last year

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07-04-2008, 11:08 PM
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We have a third line. In fact, we are pretty full right now. The only UFA who still is a possibility is Sundin. Forget about the others because it won't happen. Maybe we'll see a trade though because the market is pretty open right now.

Anyways, Chipchura will probably be able to do a fine job on the third, and Lats will have a spot there too if he can play hard. He also has a good chemistry with Chip.

So I think we'll see (not what I really want, but what I can see)

A. Kost - Pleks - Kovy
Tanguay - Koivu - Higgins
Lats - Chip - S. Kost
Begin - Laps - Laraque/Kosto

Dandy the odd man out...

There's also a place for a surprise like D'Agostini, but I think he'll have to wait a bit...

So yeah, IMO, we have a third line...
You know if we go in with that 3rd line, i would be a little disapointed, we prob do well in the regular season, but we could have a hard time in the playoffs. we need a shut down line. but i see what you are doing with the lines, which i like btw. if we don't get anything else

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07-04-2008, 11:12 PM
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thus why i c...higgins and his 27 goals playing with koivu and tanguay. man what a great two-way line...

reunite the kid line of s kos, laps and tenderness..and give kos jr..pp time on the point. his time will come in the top 6 if koivu, tanguay or kovy walks after next year

and line 4....chip, laraque and begin/kosto. i like it
Chipchura would be much MUCH more suited for the 3rd line spot because of 2 things

1. He has alot more offensive potential then Lappierre
2.He and Latendresse we're very good together last year, especially behind the opposing net
3. Chipchura is more patient with the puck, Lappierre either shoots it on net from anywhere or plays a dump and fetch game, brigning Laraque here means that Max will finally be able to play his game properly

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07-04-2008, 11:12 PM
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latendresse will be playing regularly on the top 2 lines within 2 years.

he and kos jr may play together on line 3 with lapierre. that line looked great in limited duty last year
That line would be very hard to play against. Lil Titts reminds me a tad of Saku at that age with a little more size. I also see Laps as developing.

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07-04-2008, 11:14 PM
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Here's a better question.... why does everyone put Chipchura on the 4th line when Gainey said that Lapierre would be 3rd line C if we don't get Sundin?
Is Gainey Coach? Hmmm didn't think so.

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07-04-2008, 11:17 PM
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A.Kostistyn T.Plekanec A.Kovalev
A.Tanguay S.Koivu S.Kostistyn
C.Higgins M.Lapierre M.D'Agostini
G.Latendresse K.Chipchura G.Laraque
S.Begin-T.Kostopoulos

A.Markov M.Komisarek
R.Hamrlik R.O'Byrne
F.Bouillon J.Gorges
M.Dandeneault

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07-04-2008, 11:17 PM
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You know if we go in with that 3rd line, i would be a little disapointed, we prob do well in the regular season, but we could have a hard time in the playoffs. we need a shut down line. but i see what you are doing with the lines, which i like btw. if we don't get anything else
Higgins/Chip/Lats. Two very good 2-way players and a guy with a strong net presence and decent hands.

A good puck distributing centre with size and above average defensive skills, a workhorse/speedster who can backcheck and a guy cleaning up the garbage.

3rd line discussion finished.

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07-04-2008, 11:21 PM
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My plan for the Canadiens:

1) Sit on the couch.
2) Open beer.
3) Open TV.
4) Switch channel to RDS.
5) Watch.
Oh yeah, looks like a good plan to me!

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07-04-2008, 11:23 PM
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A. Kots----Plekanec---Kovy (why break up a great line)
Hmm why break up a great line? Maybe cuz A Kost is a natural RW and the only reason he was playing LW is cuz we didn't have another top 6 LW.
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S.Kots---Koivu---Tanquay (speed and creativity)
Who on this line is gonna shoot?

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Higgins--Chipchura--??? (solid checking line with a little offense)
You're gonna put a 25+ goal scorer on the third line?

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Laraque/Lats --- spot duty
I guarantee you Laraque plays 60+ games this year. I also guarantee you Lats plays 80 (baring an injury)


My lines;

Higgins - Plekanec - Kovalev (The Higgy - Pleks chemistry is 2nd to none)
Tanguay - Koivu - A.Kostitsyn (a big body who shoots with 2 guys who can set him up + score)
Latendresse - Chipchura - S.Kostitsyn (2 big bodies who can go to the net with 1 great playmaker)
Laraque - Lapierre - Kostopolous (energy/momentum line)

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07-04-2008, 11:28 PM
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Tanguay-Pleks-Kovy
Higgins-Koivu-AKost
SKost-Chipper-Lats
Begin/Kosto-Laps-Laraque

adding a fourth line center or left wing to completely play 4th line LW and swing Kosto back to RW wouldnt be bad.

FA that are LWs per nhl.com:
Cooke
Brylin
Boulton
Friesen
Darche
Gelinas
Guilano
Hlavac
Isbister
Nagy
Nieminen
Rucinsky
Sanderson
Sejna
Stewart
Thornton
Taffe
Stumpel
York

I would sign Cooke so it looks like:
Tanguay-Pleks-Kovy
Higgins-Koivu-AKost
SKost-Chipper-Lats
Cooke-Laps-Laraque/Kosto

heck we could even sign Malik or something to a 1 year

Markov-Komisarek
Hamrlik-O'Byrne
Gorges/Boullion/Malik-Gorges/Boullion/Malik

Pretty ****ing good team if you ask me

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07-04-2008, 11:42 PM
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My lines
Without Sundin

Higgins - Pleks - Kovalev
Tanguay - Koivu - AKost
Lats - Chipper/other UFA - Skost
Laraque - Lappy/Chipper - Kostopolos/Lappy
I think this is most likely bang on.. to me I would qualify players as shooters, playmakers or mixed. Given that I get the following:
Koivu: PM
Plekanek: MIX
Chipchura: MIX
Lats: MIX
Higgins: SH
A.KOST: SH
S.KOST: PM
A.TANGUAY: PM
KOVALEV: MIX

To me we should tend to put passers with shooters so ex: Tanguay, Koivu and S.Kost would not be a very good line...The ones you have seem to match ecept I would tend to switch Lats and Higgins, Chipchura is not the fastest of out center so playing him with Higgins and S.Kostsitsyn is a more natural fit and a better defensive combination. Two speedy guys with a defensive minded center, a shooter, a passer and a mixture in Chip. Lots of grit.. it could be IMO one of the best 3rd line in the NHL.

Tanguay, Koivu and A.Kostsitsyn could be a very good line as well. One that would hopefully put A.Kostsitsyn in a strong position to lead out team in points an goals this year (me hopes).

Latendresse, Plekanek, Kovalev can be the push needed for Lats to pan out and having Lats on that lline may actually save some wear and tear on both pleks and kovy.

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07-04-2008, 11:42 PM
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i say Tanguay and S.Kost with Koivu. but all of those players are a playmakers so Higgy might take S.Kosty's spot. or i could also see the kosty bros with saku, but then again you cant really put a guy who scores more then 20 goals on a 3rd line ( Higgy ).

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07-04-2008, 11:45 PM
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Here's a better question.... why does everyone put Chipchura on the 4th line when Gainey said that Lapierre would be 3rd line C if we don't get Sundin?
Because they will realize at camp that Chip is just better. That is if both don't get outplayed by Maxwell at camp...

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07-04-2008, 11:48 PM
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i say Tanguay and S.Kost with Koivu. but all of those players are a playmakers so Higgy might take S.Kosty's spot. or i could also see the kosty bros with saku, but then again you cant really put a guy who scores more then 20 goals on a 3rd line ( Higgy ).

I do not think we will have a so called 3rd line this year ... if so we should see Lats with Lapierre and S.Kostsitsyn... time will tell.

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07-04-2008, 11:48 PM
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agree about sundin, then we drop Koivu to 3rd line

Brylin, can play control the puck, descent passer, i'm not to crazy about adding more europe players, but just trying to find the players that the team may want. I'm more of in your face type of game, like anaheim but we don't have the team to play like that.

We just don't seem to have a good 3rd line
Brylin/Cook would be upgrades i think
If NJ , a team lacking depth doesn't want this guy why would he be a good pickup?? And does Cook do anything more that what Begin brings ??

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07-04-2008, 11:49 PM
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Tanguay-Pleks-Kovy
Higgins-Koivu-AKost
SKost-Chipper-Lats
Begin/Kosto-Laps-Laraque

adding a fourth line center or left wing to completely play 4th line LW and swing Kosto back to RW wouldnt be bad.

FA that are LWs per nhl.com:
Cooke
Brylin
Boulton
Friesen
Darche
Gelinas
Guilano
Hlavac
Isbister
Nagy
Nieminen
Rucinsky
Sanderson
Sejna
Stewart
Thornton
Taffe
Stumpel
York

I would sign Cooke so it looks like:
Tanguay-Pleks-Kovy
Higgins-Koivu-AKost
SKost-Chipper-Lats
Cooke-Laps-Laraque/Kosto

heck we could even sign Malik or something to a 1 year

Markov-Komisarek
Hamrlik-O'Byrne
Gorges/Boullion/Malik-Gorges/Boullion/Malik

Pretty ****ing good team if you ask me

yeah i think i can live with that, really want for Chip to work out, i guess we need to give him a chance. and Cook would look good at that spot

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07-04-2008, 11:50 PM
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07-04-2008, 11:54 PM
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If NJ , a team lacking depth doesn't want this guy why would he be a good pickup?? And does Cook do anything more that what Begin brings ??
Don't get me wrong i love Begin, but i think Cook is better Defensive, and can score a little, 78 10 13 23 +1 91 86 11.63 for cook last year

man i hope all our young guys don't take step back this year.

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07-04-2008, 11:57 PM
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07-04-2008, 11:58 PM
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is there a way to edit my title, like i said don't usally post just a reader. maybe i should just shut up now

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07-05-2008, 12:06 AM
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A.Kostistyn T.Plekanec A.Kovalev
A.Tanguay S.Koivu S.Kostistyn
C.Higgins M.Lapierre M.D'Agostini
G.Latendresse K.Chipchura G.Laraque
S.Begin-T.Kostopoulos

A.Markov M.Komisarek
R.Hamrlik R.O'Byrne
F.Bouillon J.Gorges
M.Dandeneault
i love these lines, why break up the 1st line... they were amazing last yr. I really think that second line will gel all tho they are all playmakers, Lats with Laraque is brillant, 2 big buddies down low, and the 3rd line is full of speed too. you know carbo is gunna be mixing lines all yr and so he should we have an excellent top 7 or 8 - im not huge on lats, he is too slow

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