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11-04-2010, 11:15 AM
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Offensive/Defensive lines changed!

As per, well just about EVERYONE'S twitter.

Cammalleri - Plekanec - Eller
Gionta - Gomez - Kostitsyn
Moen - Boyd - Lapierre
Darche - Halpern - Pouliot (Pyatt)

Markov - Gorges
Hamrlik - Spacek
Gill - Subban

First PP unit - Cammy will be on the point with Markov.
Second PP unit - Plekanec, Darche, Eller, Subban, Hamrlik

Thoughts?

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Kostitsyn with Gomez and Gionta, Eller with Plekanec.

So those were the lines this morning, pretty weird. I don't like Kostitsyn playing left wing, would of much rather have Eller playing there.

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11-04-2010, 11:17 AM
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Eller's chance for glory (if Martin keeps him there more than 3 shifts)

Markov-Cammalleri on the PP should be interesting also!

EDIT : wait... DARCHE on second PP unit? whatever... can't be worse than what we have right now

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11-04-2010, 11:19 AM
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Offense
Love the look of the top 6, LOVE the third line and the fourth line is meh.

Defense
I hope Gorges can handle top 2 minutes, Hamrlik/Spacek is rather meh and Subban with Gill can work, since Gill always stays behind which will lead Subban to pinch more often.

I like the idea of Cammy and Markov on the point but... that second PP wave is brutal.

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11-04-2010, 11:20 AM
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Its just practice, but this shows that Martin is working, whatever some words we could hear around here...

For Darche on the 2nd unit, he goes to the net. He did, whereas the other guys, not necessarily playing badly, dont.

About Gorges playing "Top2" mins, with that D squad, we can throw a defensive pairing without really thinking about the matchups...they're all solid, and then, they should have around the same amount of icetime at ES...and as Gorges is not supposed to play on the PP, it should be ok.

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11-04-2010, 11:21 AM
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Offense
Love the look of the top 6, LOVE the third line and the fourth line is meh.

Defense
I hope Gorges can handle top 2 minutes, Hamrlik/Spacek is rather meh and Subban with Gill can work, since Gill always stays behind which will lead Subban to pinch more often.

I like the idea of Cammy and Markov on the point but... that second PP wave is brutal.
Gorges has handled it before for us.

The 3rd line should be a line that creates energy for us and has a good forecheck.

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11-04-2010, 11:21 AM
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As per, well just about EVERYONE'S twitter.

Cammalleri - Plekanec - Eller
Gionta - Gomez - Kostitsyn
Moen - Boyd - Lapierre
Darche - Halpern - Pouliot (Pyatt)

Markov - Gorges
Hamrlik - Spacek
Gill - Subban

First PP unit - Cammy will be on the point with Markov.
Second PP unit - Plekanec, Darche, Eller, Subban, Hamrlik

Thoughts?
Hmmm why? I don't mind him being in the lineup over Pyatt. But why on our already bad PP. It didn't work the last couple games so why would it work now.

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11-04-2010, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by CrimsonSkorpion View Post
As per, well just about EVERYONE'S twitter.

Cammalleri - Plekanec - Eller
Gionta - Gomez - Kostitsyn
Moen - Boyd - Lapierre
Darche - Halpern - Pouliot (Pyatt)

Markov - Gorges
Hamrlik - Spacek
Gill - Subban

First PP unit - Cammy will be on the point with Markov.
Second PP unit - Plekanec, Darche, Eller, Subban, Hamrlik

Thoughts?
Called it. Kind of.

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11-04-2010, 11:23 AM
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Yeah, i like top9.
Line #4, bah at least theres Halpern on it :p

PP#2 lol

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11-04-2010, 11:26 AM
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Looks good to me!

Markov-Gorges could be very, very solid
While Subban should get a chance to roam on offense playing with Gill who will always stay back. Subban can also use his speed to cover for Gill whenever a foot-race breaks out.

Hope Eller can shine finally playing in the top 6

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11-04-2010, 11:29 AM
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Hmmm why? I don't mind him being in the lineup over Pyatt. But why on our already bad PP. It didn't work the last couple games so why would it work now.
Maybe because he drive the net?

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11-04-2010, 11:31 AM
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Maybe because he drive the net?
yup, doesnt take a genious to figure that one out.

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CKAC have Pyatt as third line C and Boyd as 13th forward.

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Gill - Subban game plan

Gill -- don't even bother joining the rush, just sit your but next to Price

PK -- go make goal

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11-04-2010, 11:37 AM
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As per, well just about EVERYONE'S twitter.

Cammalleri - Plekanec - Eller
Gionta - Gomez - Kostitsyn
Moen - Boyd - Lapierre
Darche - Halpern - Pouliot (Pyatt)

Markov - Gorges
Hamrlik - Spacek
Gill - Subban

First PP unit - Cammy will be on the point with Markov.
Second PP unit - Plekanec, Darche, Eller, Subban, Hamrlik

Thoughts?
I'm not a big fan of how they've been shuffling Eller from LW-C-RW...ideally, I think he'd look good next to Gomez-Gionta. Might be a new EGG line a la Elias-Gomez-Gionta.

But whatever...I understand JM is trying to find a spark by trying different things, just wish there was more continuity in the lineup.

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11-04-2010, 11:38 AM
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I think that Subban-Gill can be somewhat interesting, but risky. On one hand, Gill can really focus on staying defensive, Subban can go on the offense. Subban has the speed to make up for Gill's mistakes when they happen which he can't make up for himself. On the other hand, if Subban presses the offensive a lot and is caught out of position, Gill is damn slow to catch a turn-over. But if he stays far back enough, it might be ok.

Not against it, will be fun to watch something new. And I'm happy for Gorges to FINALLY have a high quality defenseman at his side.

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11-04-2010, 11:44 AM
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6 offensive forwards in the Top-6. Some imagination. A+

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11-04-2010, 11:45 AM
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Gomez, who always looking for passes, now has 2 good shooters.
It's great to see Martin giving chance to Eller.

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Don't like Subban with Gill. Why not go with what worked before and put Picard in place of Gill?

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I also really like keeping Markov and Subban away from each other.

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dont get why plek is on the 2nd pp unit?

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I'm getting pretty fed up with gill personally... I think his pk performances are overblown when put in perspective with the rest of his game. I'd be glad to make him a 7th dman and let him play through his good stretches... But I don't think he is a 82 game player anymore, and when we play a lot during a 2 weeks span, he looks like he needs a rest, big time.

Spacek is the other disapointing player so far, but he's been more reliable 5 on 5 and just as good if not better than gill on the pk.

I'd like to experiment this, but I know changing defense pairing over and over isnt the best of ideas... in a hypothetical world, that is.

markov-gorges
hammer-obyrne
picard- subban.

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11-04-2010, 12:08 PM
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Well, I don't know what to think of these changes, but if they stay this way for tomorrow's game it could be interesting.

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Don't like Subban with Gill. Why not go with what worked before and put Picard in place of Gill?
because Gill is our penalty kill beast

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To all the people who laugh at the fourth line, please go compare it to all the other fourth lines in the league. It's really not that bad. Plus, it's a fourth line, so who cares?

I would rather see Plekanec on the first wave of the PP, or at least have him play with Markov, but what can you do? At least the second wave won't be a turnover machine anymore.

The best decision is to remove Pouliot from the PP. Next, he needs to be removed from the NHL...

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