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09-12-2008, 11:21 PM
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Geez I would hate to break up the Kovy line but damn trying Lang with Kovy again is so tempting.
That's a blast from the distant past. The reunion may prove disappointing.

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09-12-2008, 11:28 PM
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That's a blast from the distant past. The reunion may prove disappointing.
Especially since Kovy + Lang didn't face the brunt of the defensive coverage back then, they played behind Lemieux and Jagr.

If Lang + Kovalev is top 6 in Montreal, they become primary target for coverage, even more if Tanguay is with them.

Plus aging and decline...

Wouldn't be any good.

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09-12-2008, 11:53 PM
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From what I'd gathered- it was better than the Wings' fans said we would. But I'm sure people that were actually able to see games as opposed to sitting in on the odd radio simulcast can answer that one better.
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He's a very good hockey player with great skill.
He doesn't use his size as well as he could (but he never has, so I guess you can't expect him to).
He seems to take some nights off which is disappointing. He can turn it up big time the next game though.
He positions himself very well and always seems to find the holes
Could work well with Tanguay.

We wont see this but it could maybe work.
A.Kost-Pleks-Kovalev (proven line)
Tangay-Lang-S.Kost (total speculation but Tanguay could feed lang)
Higgins-Koivu-Lats

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Tanguay-Koivu with Latendress
A.K46-Lang-A.K27
Higgins-Pleks-S.74
Begin/Kostopoulos-Lapierre/Chipper-Laraque

or
A.K.46-Pleks-A.K27
Tangay-Lang-Latendress
Higgins-Koivu-S.74
same 4th

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09-12-2008, 11:59 PM
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My lines would be:

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

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09-13-2008, 12:06 AM
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My lines would be:

Tanguay-Koivu-S. Kostitsyn
A. Kostitsyn-Plekanec-Kovalev
Higgins-Lang-Latendresse
Kostopoulos-Lapierre-Laraque
I like this lineup a lot.

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09-13-2008, 12:11 AM
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My lines would be:

Tanguay-Koivu-S. Kostitsyn
A. Kostitsyn-Plekanec-Kovalev
Higgins-Lang-Latendresse
Kostopoulos-Lapierre-Laraque
I wouldnt put these two slow guys together just yet. I'll wait and see how Lats is this season and how Lang plays.

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09-13-2008, 12:14 AM
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I wouldnt put these two slow guys together just yet. I'll wait and see how Lats is this season and how Lang plays.
Higgins is the speedster that for sure. Lang would need great positioning in order for that line to work.

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09-13-2008, 12:23 AM
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Those should be our lines for 08/09!
A.Kostitsyn - T.Plekanec - A.Kovalev (great line)
G.Latendresse - S.Koivu - A.Tanguay (2 playmakers, 1 finisher/sniper)
C.Higgins - R.Lang - S.Kostitsyn (nice line ... nice mix of players)
S.Begin - M.Lapierre - G.Laraque/T.Kostopoulos (nice 4th line!)

and sometimes, carbo could reunite Kostitsyns + Plekanec, Tanguay Koivu Kovalev or something like that...

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09-13-2008, 01:50 AM
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My lines would be:

Tanguay-Koivu-S. Kostitsyn
A. Kostitsyn-Plekanec-Kovalev
Higgins-Lang-Latendresse
Kostopoulos-Lapierre-Laraque
woooah...

No one shoots the puck on your first line... and your third line is too slow...

Sorry.

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09-13-2008, 01:59 AM
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S.Kostitsyn-Lang-Kovalev
Tanguay-Plekanec-A.Kostitsyn
Higgins-Koivu-Latendresse/Lapierre
Begin-Lapierre/Chipchura-Kostopoulos/Laraque

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09-13-2008, 02:39 AM
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Anything to get A. Kost on RW.

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09-13-2008, 02:50 AM
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This is how I see it.

Tanguay Plekanec Kovalev 20 minutes
  • 2 goal scorers, plus playmaker

Higgins Koivu Kostitsyn sr 18 minutes
  • 2 goal scorers, plus playmaker

Kostitsyn jr Lang Latendresse 16 minutes
  • 2 goal scorers (15-20 goal range), plus playmaker
  • two youngest guys with oldtimer
  • Latendresse and Lang have matching speed, Sergei while works as speedy setup man

Kostopoulos Lapierre Laraque 6 minutes

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09-13-2008, 03:20 AM
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tanguay-koivu-lats

a.kos-plek-kovy

higgins-lang-s.kos

BGL-laps-Kosto/begin




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09-13-2008, 03:25 AM
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Higgins - Pleks - A. Kost

Lats - Koivu - Tanguay

S. Kost - Lang - Kovalev
YES PLEASE

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09-13-2008, 04:04 AM
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Could work well with Tanguay.

We wont see this but it could maybe work.
A.Kost-Pleks-Kovalev (proven line)
Tangay-Lang-S.Kost (total speculation but Tanguay could feed lang)
Higgins-Koivu-Lats
the secret to this is keeping the usual linemates together. Having played together so long, it forms cohesion and understanding of one another. You then put the new guys together to form the 3rd line.


AKost - Pleks - Kovy

Higgins - Koivu - SKost

Tanguay - Lang - Lats

Kosto - Lapierre - Laraque


extras: Begin- Chips - Dandy


Cant wait for the preseason games to start!!!

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09-13-2008, 06:38 AM
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I wouldnt put these two slow guys together just yet. I'll wait and see how Lats is this season and how Lang plays.
I think that the "pace" a line can play at makes all the difference.
Lang would be able to play at Tender's pace, therefore making Gui a better player IMO. And being a big body himself, Lang could do puck retrieval and puck protection while Gui established himself in a scoring area. I personally like "le tres bon Serge" on that line because I think that he can play any type of game (fast or slow pace) and he has a tendency of holding onto the puck anyways.

And I don't understand all this talk of breaking up our top line from last year (and one of the most dangerous in the league in the second half last year).
I know Lang and Kovy had chemistry once, but that was for one season, 8 seasons ago.

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09-13-2008, 07:10 AM
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Despite the fact that Kovy and Lang played together in Pitt, I'd like to see them together at some point. They're both older, mature players who can play a control and puck possession style and would know how to control the tempo of the game and a shift. If you add Tanguay to the line, you have three high end, creative players that can make things happen. At that point, its not a question of who is a playmaker or who is a shooter, there is enough talent and experienced on the line to get the job done.

Adding Lang gives us a depth option we haven't had in a long time and lets us put out three lines that all have the potential to score. It'll make matching lines against us very difficult.

This is how I'd play my top 9:
Lats - Koivu - S. Kost
Tang - Lang - Kovy
A.K. - Plek - Higg

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09-13-2008, 07:27 AM
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The lineup I want;

A. Kost - Pleks - Kovy
Tanguay - Koivu - Lats
Higgins - Lang - S. Kost
Lappy - Chipper - Laraque
Kosto, Begin

But I wouldn't be against;

Higgins - Lang - Kovalev
Tanguay - Koivu - Latendresse
Kostitsyn - Plekanec - Kostitsyn
Lapierre - Chipchura - Laraque

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09-13-2008, 07:58 AM
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Test them out in preseason.

I like the:

Kostitsyn-Plekanec-Kostitsyn
Tanguay(Kinda like Straka)-Lang-Kovalev
Higgins-Koivu-Latendresse
I like this one also chemistry all around these 3 lines

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09-13-2008, 08:01 AM
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only if plekanec is injured

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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.
No i was just trying to be interesting, yep!

An by the way i would realy like to see Langue with a play maker like Kevin or Tanguay, because the guy got a precise shot and he uses it from any angle, so if he gets a great passer with im he could be deadly around the net.

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09-13-2008, 08:05 AM
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I'd like to see Kovalev mentor SK, like he did with AK

That being said:

SK - Lang - Kovy // The skill set of this line....Oy!
Higgy - Pleks - AK // Young, feisty and skilled
Tanguay - Koivu - Tender // All around threat
Laps - Chips - Laraque // Stone wall line
Begin-TKO // Why so serious line

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09-13-2008, 08:41 AM
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here's the real line

A.kos-Pleks-Kovy
Higgins-Koivu-Tanguay
S.Kos-Lang-Tenderness
lapierre-Chipchura-Laraque

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09-13-2008, 08:52 AM
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To answer the original question, I say no.

Last year, the Plekanec line was so good offensively we were often able to match it up against the other team's best line and they did a very good job containing that other unit (the best defence is offence theory). This year, without a definite checking line in place and this new 3 offensive lines strategy, I figure we need to keep that trio in place more than ever. Sending, as an example, the Kostitsyn's and Plekanec against the other team's top line wouldn't be as solid.

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