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Zednik - Koivu - Kovalev : best line in playoffs

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04-16-2004, 11:14 AM
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Zednik - Koivu - Kovalev : best line in playoffs

Kovalev leads the league with 4 goals.

Koivu is tied with Roenick, Zhamnov and Johnsson in points.

Zednik got 1 G, 2 A.

There is the best line of the league in playoffs. They can play every Bruins line (even the Thornton and the Nylander lines), and they are ALWAYS in the opposite zone. Zednik only have 1 goal but I'm pretty sure him and Ryder lead the league in shots, they both have 10+ shots by game but Raycroft is amazing.

That's it. Who thought Kovalev was useless to the Habs? What a 1st line we got.

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04-16-2004, 11:22 AM
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Wow..really amazing. I am not saying they are not but to start thread like this about your own team?

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They are NOT the best line in the playoffs.

Kovalev's been great the last few games, but where were Koivu and Zed before yesterday? Kovalev had been carrying these guys before last night. I'm surely going to get flamed for this, but I think that offensively for the Habs the Dagenais-Ribeiro-Ryder line has been more dangerous and more consistant over the five games, except for Kovalev of course.

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04-16-2004, 11:24 AM
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What does it say about your club if you have the "best line in the playoffs" and you're still down in the series?

Doesn't this seem like a pre-mature claim to make?!

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Roenick-Zhamnov-Amonte would like to have a word with you...

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What does it say about your club if you have the "best line in the playoffs" and you're still down in the series?

Doesn't this seem like a pre-mature claim to make?!

The reason we are down is Raycroft, we dominated Bruins last 4 games. I don't know if this is the best line but Kovalev is probably the best player of the playoffs.

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Kovalev leads the league with 4 goals.

Koivu is tied with Roenick, Zhamnov and Johnsson in points.

Zednik got 1 G, 2 A.

There is the best line of the league in playoffs.
They've been good no doubt, but the best ???

Notice who Koivu us tied for the league lead in point with: Roenick & Zhamnov, they just happen to play together, and have 6 points a piece in one less game, and neither of them has made a bone head play in double OT of a critical game 4.

BTW: Flyers are leading the defending Cup champs 3-1, while the Habs are trailing 3-2.


This is also not saying the the Roenick-Zhamnov-Amonte line has been the best in the playoffs. The EGG line has been great, as have the Richards line and the Forsberg line .....

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Maybe not the best, but up there.

Haven't watched much of the Philly-NJ series, but like BES said, Roenick-Zhamnov-Amonte has been great. Forsberg's line has been tearing it up too.

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OK, maybe not THE best line in the playoff. Roenick - Zhamnov - Amonte and Hejduk - Forsberg - Tanguay are real good in the series too.

Not The One, Koivu has been one of our best player since game 2. Zednik could have 5 or 6 goals right now if it wasn't of Raycroft.

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Wow..really amazing. I am not saying they are not but to start thread like this about your own team?
Nice that objectivity comes into play when determining the best line.

Kovalev may lead the playoffs in goals for but he definitely also leads the league in most games given away in doublt OT.

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Kovalev leads the league with 4 goals.

Koivu is tied with Roenick, Zhamnov and Johnsson in points.

Zednik got 1 G, 2 A.

There is the best line of the league in playoffs. They can play every Bruins line (even the Thornton and the Nylander lines), and they are ALWAYS in the opposite zone. Zednik only have 1 goal but I'm pretty sure him and Ryder lead the league in shots, they both have 10+ shots by game but Raycroft is amazing.

That's it. Who thought Kovalev was useless to the Habs? What a 1st line we got.
I detect no homer bias whatsoever

Give me a break

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04-16-2004, 11:39 AM
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Not The One:

The Ribeiro line has only been productive at home, where the Habs get the last line change and Julien can keep them away from dangerous opposition.

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I'm honestly worried about the Elias-Gomez-Gionta line...they haven't provided a lot of offense, and the Devils are down in their series...but that line seems to click, and when it's on...well, credit them to the Devils' 1 victory.

Other lines that are good in this year's postseason:

Amonte-Zhamnov-Roenick: Just plain AWESOME, Philly now has a solidified top-scoring line *not saying they didn't have one in the past, just more recently...they have a line they know will produce*

Ed Belfour: Not a line...but he's been stopping what has been the best team in the league the past few years...not this year, but last and I believe the one before that. Playing good...I don't like him, but he's playing brilliantly.

Alex Tanguay-Peter Forsberg-Milan Hejduk: Call me a homer if you want, but you have to admit that when the three are on their game, or even if they're not quite there, they can be one of the hardest line to stop. Credit to Dallas for doing that in their house *American Airlines Center*, but I think the story will be different in Colorado. As the AMP line electrified the home crowd in the first two games...ok, I'm done babbling.

Whole Calgary Team: Man...this is a group of players I love watching, and will hate to have my Avs play in the later Playoffs...

There's more...but I'm forgetting....sorry people,

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OK, maybe not THE best line in the playoff. Roenick - Zhamnov - Amonte and Hejduk - Forsberg - Tanguay are real good in the series too.

Not The One, Koivu has been one of our best player since game 2. Zednik could have 5 or 6 goals right now if it wasn't of Raycroft.
And who knows how many goals B's could've had yeasterday if not for Theodore and 43 saves...


Btw...why Kovalev's goal (Zednik's assist) even counted yesterday??? Kovu was clear offside. Oh well..good team should be able to overcome adversity.

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And who knows how many goals B's could've had yeasterday if not for Theodore and 43 saves...


Btw...why Kovalev's goal (Zednik's assist) even counted yesterday??? Kovu was clear offside. Oh well..good team should be able to overcome adversity.
Don't talk about offsides.

Habs missed out on an empty net goal in Game 4 cause of a botched offside.

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I'm honestly worried about the Elias-Gomez-Gionta line...they haven't provided a lot of offense, and the Devils are down in their series...but that line seems to click, and when it's on...well, credit them to the Devils' 1 victory.
Including the PP they've been in on 6 of the 8 Devils goals. Devils problem isn't the EGG line, it's that guys like Madden, Friesen, Langenbrunner, Niedermayer and Rafalski haven't gotten on the scoreboard yet.

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Don't talk about offsides.

Habs missed out on an empty net goal in Game 4 cause of a botched offside.
The difference is B's were offside and refs made little bit late call (which was still legit call). Yesterday Koivu was clearly offside and they missed the call.

B' saw this offside and didn't react to the puck in their zone.

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I think the Koivu line has been the best one Montreal has had in years, in that they can finally match up well against a very big top line (Thornton line) and still control the play and look dangerous every shift, but having watched pretty much all other teams play in this year's playoffs, I give the edge to the Zhamnov line, while Forsberg is just in a league of its own.

But no doubt Kovalev gives Montreal a real first line for the first time since Recchi left. I'm sure they'll be looking to re-sign the guy if he's willing to accept something around 5M per.

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Kovalev leads the league with 4 goals.

Koivu is tied with Roenick, Zhamnov and Johnsson in points.

Zednik got 1 G, 2 A.

There is the best line of the league in playoffs. They can play every Bruins line (even the Thornton and the Nylander lines), and they are ALWAYS in the opposite zone. Zednik only have 1 goal but I'm pretty sure him and Ryder lead the league in shots, they both have 10+ shots by game but Raycroft is amazing.

That's it. Who thought Kovalev was useless to the Habs? What a 1st line we got.
Not even close. Can we say "Homer"?

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Don't talk about offsides.

Habs missed out on an empty net goal in Game 4 cause of a botched offside.
Heh, that was a brutal call.

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The egg line in NJ >>>>>>>> then the koivu line
The Blackhawk Down line in Philly >>>>>>>>>>>>>then the Koivu line

I haven't seen much of the other series but I am sure there are better lines out there.

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The difference is B's were offside and refs made little bit late call (which was still legit call). Yesterday Koivu was clearly offside and they missed the call.

B' saw this offside and didn't react to the puck in their zone.
the call wasn't late, it was just wrong. There was no Bruins players close to the puck. It was a delayed offside, that shouldn't have been called since no Bruin took control of the puck.

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Wow..really amazing. I am not saying they are not but to start thread like this about your own team?
I agree with you... It's like putting Joe Thornton has one of the dominant player in this series?

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I agree with you... It's like putting Joe Thornton has one of the dominant player in this series?
He wasn't dominating on the score board and had frustrating game yesterday but he deserves alot of praise for playing with his injury knowing that without him B's have less chances.

And he is still young player at the same age as rookies Ryder and Ribeiro and I think younger than Dagenais, much younger than Habs 1st line for sure.

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I'll give credit to the Nylander line as well, they have been killing the Habs.
But everyone knows that the Zhamnov Roenick Amonte line is on top AS OF RIGHT NOW

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