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09-12-2008, 08:46 PM
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Here's how I see it:

Kovalev and Lang should play together
Plekanec and AK should play together
Koivu and Latendresse should play together
Tanguay should be on the top line

therefore,

AK - Plekanec - Tanguay
Kovalev - Lang - SK
Higgins - Koivu - Latendresse

Tanguay is a natural LW and AK a RW. But both can play the other.

Kovalev is definitevely a RW.

SK is up in the air in my book.

I like your lines.







That's what I like about this acquisition. Pretty much all the lines look good.

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09-12-2008, 08:49 PM
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09-12-2008, 08:59 PM
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those would be my lines

A.kost - Pelk - Higgins
Kovy - Lang - S.Kost
Tangay - Koivu - Tender

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09-12-2008, 09:00 PM
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Worth a try in the pre-season;

Higgins - Plekanec - Kostitsyn
S.Kostitsyn - Lang - Kovalev
Tanguay - Koivu - Latendresse
Kostopolous - Lapierre - Laraque

I wonder how good a Tanguay - Lang - Kovalev line would do.
I love those lines. <3

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That's what I like about this acquisition. Pretty much all the lines look good.
Agreed.

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09-12-2008, 09:03 PM
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This is like playing chess against your self.

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09-12-2008, 09:23 PM
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This is like playing chess against your self.
I like this analogy.

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09-12-2008, 09:26 PM
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I just don't think you tamper with the Pleks line, it was too good.

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09-12-2008, 09:46 PM
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I want Plekanec and Andrei Kostitsyn playing 18+ minutes each game. Whatever lineup works and gives both those guys a bunch of ice time, I will be happy with.

But if I'm Carbo, I start the year with KPK. Kovalev was completely rejuvenated last year, and that trio was just so damn good.

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What I don't understand is why people insist on putting our 2 best play makers together..Koivu and Tanguay. I don't see the logic in this

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Tanguay - Plekanec - Kostitsyn
S.Kostitsyn - Lang - Kovalev
Higgins - Koivu - Latendresse
Kostopolous - Lapierre - Laraque


Markov - Komisarek
Hamrlik - O'Byrne
Bouillon - Gorges

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09-12-2008, 10:10 PM
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That's what I like about this acquisition. Pretty much all the lines look good.


Kovalev- Plekanec-Kostopoulos
Tanguay-Koivu-Dandeneault
SKos-Lang-Bégin
Higgins-Lapierre-Akos







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09-12-2008, 10:10 PM
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No I wouldn't break up Pleks and Kovy... its been years since he played with Lang, and the rules have changed since that happened. They may not have the same chemistry they did before.

Jimmy - Pleks - Kovy
Tang - Captain K - FatBoy
Higgy - Robbie - Billy
I liking look of one's member alignments. Lang should definitely be given the third line. I don't think he brings the talent and energy of Koivu anymore (I know, Koivu has slowed down himself, but I think he looks good now that he's 2nd line C). I wouldn't ask him to handle the 18+ mins he was getting last year. 3rd line, 16+ mins.

But, I wonder if we'll see a 4 forward powerplay next year, with Lang at centre, and Kovy maybe on the point. I mean, a powerplay of:

Tanguay/A.Kost - Lang/Pleks - Tanguay/A.Kost/(Kovalev)
Markov - Kovalev/(Brisebois)

Could probably do some damage!

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09-12-2008, 10:11 PM
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Ah man now RDS will keep calling him Robertte Langue.
LMAO!! that was bang on!

its seems like everyone is over the shock, Stoped crying over not getting sundin and finaly started to see how SWEET this hockey team is going to be next year. Im absolutely stoked. I love out mix of young tallent and MODERATLY old tallent.

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09-12-2008, 10:15 PM
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I call : A.kos-Pleks-Kovy
S.Kos-Koivu-Tanguay
Higgins-Lang-Tenderness
Kosto-lapierre-Laraque

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09-12-2008, 10:16 PM
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Tanguay - Plekanec - Kostitsyn
S.Kostitsyn - Lang - Kovalev
Higgins - Koivu - Latendresse
Kostopolous - Lapierre - Laraque


Markov - Komisarek
Hamrlik - O'Byrne
Bouillon - Gorges

I like these lines, I definetly want to see Kovy with Lang for at least a few games

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09-12-2008, 10:17 PM
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Pleks line - 20 minutes
Koivu line - 18 minutes
Lang line - 16 minutes
The 4th line - 6 minutes

That's how I'd like to see the minutes line per line, give or take a minute.

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09-12-2008, 10:23 PM
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I call : A.kos-Pleks-Kovy
S.Kos-Koivu-Tanguay
Higgins-Lang-Tenderness
Kosto-lapierre-Laraque
To me that makes sense "depth-wise" as you go position to position. But when I see that 3rd line, I get visions of very slowly developing plays and hitting lots of posts. They really need a guy like S.Kost on that line, who you could argue is still developing, and shouldn't expect to pull down regular 2nd line duties already. His energy and skill will bring more to that line than Lats. And of course, Lats seems to work well with Koivu.

Now, I understand the "why your best two playmakers on the same line?" thing, but don't see the alternatives unless we're willing to break up that top line that did so well last year. At least there would be no questions as to whether or not Lats can put the puck in the net. I would have to imagine that those two would set him up for more than enough chances. And perhaps he can learn to work corners with Koivu and Tanguay gets the chance to bury some rubber. He scores at a pretty good rate when he is getting shots.

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Higgins - Pleks - A. Kost

Lats - Koivu - Tanguay

S. Kost - Lang - Kovalev
I'm intrigued by this one.

Would be interesting to see Lang have a renaissance like Kovy did last year.

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09-12-2008, 10:26 PM
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those would be my lines

A.kost - Pelk - Higgins
Kovy - Lang - S.Kost
Tangay - Koivu - Tender
That is my choice too... So many possibilities. We are so much better than a few years back when we had Sundstrum on the 2nd line. Now we might end up with Koivu as our 3rd line C. Pretty cool.

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09-12-2008, 10:27 PM
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Pleks line - 20 minutes
Koivu line - 18 minutes
Lang line - 16 minutes
The 4th line - 6 minutes

That's how I'd like to see the minutes line per line, give or take a minute.
I would consider it a successful season for Chipchura if he could handle 6 mins of full-time responsibilities over 82 games in that 4th C position. Needless to say, there will be games where Kosto/Begin, Chips, and Laraque will be called on for more (or less) minutes some games, 6 mins as a season average for that group would be perfect.

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09-12-2008, 10:29 PM
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I call : A.kos-Pleks-Kovy
S.Kos-Koivu-Tanguay
Higgins-Lang-Tenderness
Kosto-lapierre-Laraque
I agree that it seems like Carbo would start with this.

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09-12-2008, 10:54 PM
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On the PP yes. 5 on 5, no.

Reason is two-fold, first of all, you don't want Lang on your first line at age 37 or 38 having slowed down considerably, he's not gonna be able to follow the likes of Kovalev, Kostitsyns and Tanguay around, and he will be put under tight coverage. You need fresh legs to play a great top 6 game. 3rd line will be great because he will end up playing against weaker lines defensively, thus giving him a chance. BUT, that third line cannot be Higgins - Lang - Latendresse. Collectively too slow. Make it S. KOS - Lang - Latendresse. S. KOS can create space for the old man and the fat boy.

On the PP, his lack of speed can be hidden. I would totally allow him to cherry pick around the net on the first unit of the PP.

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On the PP yes. 5 on 5, no.

Reason is two-fold, first of all, you don't want Lang on your first line at age 37 or 38 having slowed down considerably, he's not gonna be able to follow the likes of Kovalev, Kostitsyns and Tanguay around, and he will be put under tight coverage. You need fresh legs to play a great top 6 game. 3rd line will be great because he will end up playing against weaker lines defensively, thus giving him a chance. BUT, that third line cannot be Higgins - Lang - Latendresse. Collectively too slow. Make it S. KOS - Lang - Latendresse. S. KOS can create space for the old man and the fat boy.

On the PP, his lack of speed can be hidden. I would totally allow him to cherry pick around the net on the first unit of the PP.
Exactly what I thought. Put a triangle of A.Kost, Tanguay, and Kovalev around that (Markov on the other point, of course), and he's bound to pick up at least a BIT of trash. Who knows how many more goals we'd get from screens and tips, to go with what our bread and butter really is: puck movement (which includes skating, obviously) and good passing.

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It's a long season, injuries, cold streaks will occur. I'm sure that we'll see them together at one point or another. Plekanec has shown some great things with Andrei Kostitsyn and Higgins two years ago. It's a possibility but definitely not a necessity.

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You knew that in Russian "Kov" means red? In french Red translsate to Rouge, so Kov à lèvre is realy funny, plus "Langue à Kov à Lèvres" makes it realy sexy.
Sorry, but the Russian word for red transliterates as krasniya, not kov. Maybe you have a deeper knowledge of the language than I do, but that's what I learned in my introductory Russian class.

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