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08-30-2010, 09:51 PM
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Some people think we should dress an "enforcer"? lol
You need guys like PL3 on the roster, IMO. Just in case. The dude has some skill, and is at least defensively responsible.

A guy like Clarkson is PERFECT for day to day use.

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08-30-2010, 09:55 PM
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PL3 is enough for the enforcer role. And he isn't totally lost on the ice like a Boogaard or Peters. Against most teams we won't need to dress him, but it won't hurt to keep him around, unless we're that tight on cap space.

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08-30-2010, 10:40 PM
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Clarkson isn't really an enfforcer but I get you CB.

Is there and "enforcer" out there that can actually play? Brashear was decent, no?

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08-30-2010, 10:46 PM
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08-30-2010, 10:48 PM
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He's not an enforcer though. He is in the Clarkson and Cooke category.

I mean an actual fighter who is mainly out there to fight and notbe really good at hockey. Is there one that is actually decent or competent? Maybe someone like Shawn Thornton?

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08-30-2010, 10:50 PM
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Bruins fans will tell you that Thornton is terrible.

Honestly, I'd say Rupp and Asham, who are now both with the Pens. Parros is ok too.

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09-04-2010, 01:42 PM
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Not sure if this idea has been brought up, but just wanted to add a different approach to the lineup. Almost all of the suggestions I've seen have Elias moved to the right wing since Kovy and Parise are the more important left wings. But Johnny Mac has been quoted as saying he would like to keep Elias in his natural position. It has also been suggested that we go with 3 scoring lines, but I'd like to keep our 3 biggest offensive threats (Kovy, Parise, Elias) with experienced natural centers.

Since Parise scores many of his goals down low and in tight to the net, why not move him to the right side? I think Parise would have an easier transition to that side then Elias who scores more on the rush. So how about this for top 3 lines:

Kovy - Zajac - Langs
Elias - Arnott - Parise
Rolston - JJ - Clarkson

I'm going on the most likely scenario that Zubs and Sal will be the ones going. Also, if the chemestry between Elias and Arnott is no longer there, then Arnie and Zajac can swap spots. What I DON'T want is JJ moving up and centering Parise or Kovy, he has great potential but let him get 3rd line min before we start giving him the responsibility of centering our top scoring threats. Besides, its not like Clarkson and Rolston are offensive slouches, and they may end up flourishing in a more offensive minded system. (earn that cap hit WINKY!)

Anyway, just thinking out loud. Thoughts?

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^^^^^^^

Not a bad idea at all.

One thing that is set in stone if Zubie and Salvador are moved is that the third line will be Rolston. The top six could be a mix of different combinations.

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09-04-2010, 03:11 PM
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Opening night lineup will look like this:

Parise-Zajac-Langenbrunner
Kovalchuk-Arnott-Elias
Rolston-Josefson-Clarkson
PL3-Pelley-Zharkov

Volchenkov-Tallinder
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Is Josefson all but guaranteed to be playing the 3rd line centre job? I've have him in my keeper league, and was wondering if he could come off the bench for me.

If so, do any of you think he may get some 2nd PP time? I'm looking forward to having him for a while, hopefully (sooner rather than later) he gets to play with one of Kovy or Parise.

Thanks for the help, and best of luck. I have a few Devils so I'll be watching my fair bit of NJD games.

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Every one of you in this thread that has created a lineup with Brian Rolston?

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Is Josefson all but guaranteed to be playing the 3rd line centre job?
No; but this is HFBoards, where every fetus is overrated from day one and a guaranteed HOFer. It's not even guaranteed the kid makes the team (though he probably will, if not on talent alone, then by the position he plays and his necessarily small cap hit).

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Is Josefson all but guaranteed to be playing the 3rd line centre job? I've have him in my keeper league, and was wondering if he could come off the bench for me.

If so, do any of you think he may get some 2nd PP time? I'm looking forward to having him for a while, hopefully (sooner rather than later) he gets to play with one of Kovy or Parise.

Thanks for the help, and best of luck. I have a few Devils so I'll be watching my fair bit of NJD games.
Everyone has him slotted in that spot because he is sound defensively and is a decent playmaker. He wouldn't have too much of a responsibility since the top 6 would log bigger minutes. I doubt that he gets any PP time right away and I doubt that he plays with Parise or Kovvy until mid-way through the season if at all.

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I'd only expect around 35 points for Josefson. Maybe 10-15 goals and 20-25 assists.

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09-04-2010, 04:01 PM
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I'd only expect around 35 points for Josefson. Maybe 10-15 goals and 20-25 assists.
I would take that stat line and run with it..

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No; but this is HFBoards, where every fetus is overrated from day one and a guaranteed HOFer. It's not even guaranteed the kid makes the team (though he probably will, if not on talent alone, then by the position he plays and his necessarily small cap hit).
Being a Leaf fan, I know all too well about that my friend.

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Everyone has him slotted in that spot because he is sound defensively and is a decent playmaker. He wouldn't have too much of a responsibility since the top 6 would log bigger minutes. I doubt that he gets any PP time right away and I doubt that he plays with Parise or Kovvy until mid-way through the season if at all.
Sorry I wasn't really clear, I meant in the future (upcoming years), that he plays with either of them. I'd be happy if he just made the team, in any capacity, and agree 35 points would be a solid rookie season.

Thanks for the help.

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I don't think Parise and Zajac will be split up, even if Parise is moved to the right side. Parise also has good chemistry with Elias, meaning this could be a good option:

Elias-Zajac-Parise
Kovalchuk-Arnott-Langenbrunner

We'll see what MacLean decides to do.

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Parise-Zajac-Langenbrunner
Kovalchuk-Arnott-Elias
Rolston-Josefson-Clarkson
Davis-Sisto-Zharkov/Leblond

Greene-Volchenkov
Tallinder-Corrente
White-Fraser/Eckford/Salmela

Brodeur
Hedberg

My Predictions

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I don't think Parise and Zajac will be split up, even if Parise is moved to the right side. Parise also has good chemistry with Elias, meaning this could be a good option:

Elias-Zajac-Parise
Kovalchuk-Arnott-Langenbrunner

We'll see what MacLean decides to do.
Please keep Langenbrunner 2 or 3 lines away from Kovy. He was the worst at feeding him every single time he touched the puck. It was atrocious.

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Yeah, Kovalchuk and Langenbrunner don't mesh well at all. Keep them separated thank you.

Parise-Zajac-Langenbrunner
Kovalchuk-Arnott-Elias

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09-04-2010, 06:29 PM
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I agree that Jamie shouldn't be played with Kovy, but if Parise is moved to the right side and Zubrus is traded, there's really nowhere else that he fits. I think Parise won't be shifted over though. My guess at the lines is the same as yours:

Parise-Zajac-Langenbrunner
Kovalchuk-Arnott-Elias
Rolston/Zubrus-Josefson-Clarkson

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09-04-2010, 06:48 PM
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Zajac had some pretty solid chemistry with IK last year and Rolston also meshed well with #17. I wouldn't mind seing a big body like Arnott cycle the puck down low with Parise and Langenbrunner. I'm not a fan of seing Elias on the 3rd line but if Josefson is going to center our 3rd line and have Clarkson on his right, adding Elias (our best 2 way player) to that duo wouldn't be a bad idea IMO.

We have so many options to go with, it's not even funny. I'd try something like...

Parise - Arnott - Langenbrunner
Kovalchuk - Zajac - Elias/Rolston
Rolston/Elias - Josefson - Clarkson
PL3 - Pelley -Zharkov


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hopefully its this

parise-zajac-zubes
kovy-arnott-elias
clarkson-josefson-langs
pl3/pelley-sestito/pelley-zharkov

greene-volchenkov
white-tallinder
salvador-urbom

unfortunately for zharkov he wont get too much time to play with skill players. he was really good when he played with kovy

infact, if we wanted to go this route id be ok with it too

parise-zajac-langs
kovy-zubes-zharkov
elias-arnott-clarkson
pelley-sestito-pl3

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Is it a stretch to say that I feel like Josefson has Zajac potential?

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Is it a stretch to say that I feel like Josefson has Zajac potential?
hmm... maybe. But I don't think he will ever have the shot that Zajac has. No that Zajac's is that great, apart form his brilliant slap shot.

Zajac should have 30 goals multiple times in his career, I don't think Josefson has that knid of goal potential

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