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05-02-2011, 11:47 PM
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Sedins & Kesler

Why not try them on a line for once. I know Kesler is a center, but why hasn't AV ever tried this? Kesler is very gritty and goes to the net and maybe his determination will run off on the Sedins.

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05-02-2011, 11:51 PM
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Who then centers the second line? Raymond? ugh.

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Nashville would immediately send out Weber and Suter if they saw the Sedins and Kesler on the ice at the same time (during even strength).

It would also greatly weaken the Canucks depth at center.

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05-02-2011, 11:53 PM
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They play together on the powerplay, and there's been obvious success there. If our scoring woes continue, I could see them playing a couple shifts together.

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05-03-2011, 12:00 AM
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It would possibly make sense if human cloning existed.

This team currently only has 3 NHL experienced centres as it is. Having 2 of them on the same line is not going to happen.

For the odd shift here and there it's not a bad suggestion or idea. But throughout the whole game, rolling those 3 as a line just doesn't make any sense at all.

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05-03-2011, 12:02 AM
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If Samuelsson is hurt, I would like to see the twins with Hodgson and see what happens. Hodgson's play seems to improve with the quality of his linemates - and, yes, he shoots right.

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05-03-2011, 12:10 AM
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i'm not against this idea in situations where the team needs to be woken up

if you need a shift to change the momentum in a hockey game, surely ryan kesler can double-shift once or twice

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05-03-2011, 12:31 AM
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The problem with this is Cody Hodgson or Lappy become your second line center.

Sedin-Sedin-Kesler
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05-03-2011, 01:26 AM
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It's an overall bad idea. It does nothing but weaken our depth and allow their best defensive players to focus on one line.

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05-03-2011, 01:32 AM
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i can see it being a useful strategy in certain situations. like the end of the second period last game. o'brien was trapped on the ice for an icing call. AV kept the kesler line out there, but there was just under 30 seconds left in the period. made sense to send sedin sedin kesler out there to try to pot a late one.

but as a regular line, that's a pretty bad idea given our already precarious center depth.

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05-03-2011, 01:43 AM
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The Sedins/Kesler is good on the powerplay for the same reason it would be detrimental at even strength.. On the powerplay Kesler can stand in front of the net which ties up a defenseman. That leaves 1D and 2F to protect the Sedins/Ehrhoff/Edler to cycle until a lane opens. It also means that the Canucks can usually regain possession by out-numbering the Preds down low or along the half boards.

None of that applies at even strength.. To say nothing of the matchup they would face (Weber/Suter), and how unfrightening our 2nd/3rd lines would be..

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I would rather use luongo and schneider as our top defensmen pairing.

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05-03-2011, 09:54 AM
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Only way this happens is if Hodgson slots in and is really impressing AV, so he pushes Kesler up a line to try and jump start the Sedins. With Hodgson currently out of the line up though, I don't like this move. The only way I could see this happening is maybe for an offensive zone faceoff after an icing call or something like that, then Kesler gets off as soon as they clear it.

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05-03-2011, 12:03 PM
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I'm been hoping AV does this since the Chicago series. Just load up a line from time to time. Chicago did it with Toews-Kane-Hossa/Sharp (depending on who was hot) and Detroit does it with Zetterberg/Dats/Franzen.

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05-03-2011, 12:40 PM
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If Samuelsson is hurt, I would like to see the twins with Hodgson and see what happens. Hodgson's play seems to improve with the quality of his linemates - and, yes, he shoots right.
THIS!

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I would be in favor of doing this on the fly from time to time. Chicago loaded up a top line once in a while when they wanted to push harder and it seemed effective. I don't think it would be a good idea to do this all game though.

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The problem with this is Cody Hodgson or Lappy become your second line center.

Sedin-Sedin-Kesler
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Raymond-Hodgson-Samuelsson
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I don't see the benefit of benching Burrows.

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I don't see the benefit of benching Burrows.
Burrows is in for Ballard.

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Burrows is in for Ballard.
Curse you, Vigneault!

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Don't think putting Kesler and Sedins together would be a good idea. I want at least a couple of our top end offensive players (Kesler and Burrows) to face guys not named Weber and Suter.

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To wake up the troupes or to wake up the sedins. Yes. asa a line for a game... no because then our depth is shot. if we still had manny... then ya could work at time, manny sliding into #2 and raymond or lappy filling #3

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I don't see the benefit of benching Burrows.
He's no Tanner Glass.

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It's an overall bad idea. It does nothing but weaken our depth and allow their best defensive players to focus on one line.
They couldn't go to it full time, we don't have enough depth for that. But after icing calls or to start or end periods when you know what matchups you are getting makes sense.

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I'd rather switch Henrik and Kesler (splitting up the Sedins) than load the first line like that. Henrik and Kesler together on a line would leave the team with 2 NHL tested centres - not a wise idea.

Daniel - Kesler - Burrows could be a great line with two great trigger men, and Raymond - Henrik - Higgins has some potential too (Henrik setting up the other two).

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I'd rather switch Henrik and Kesler (splitting up the Sedins) than load the first line like that. Henrik and Kesler together on a line would leave the team with 2 NHL tested centres - not a wise idea.

Daniel - Kesler - Burrows could be a great line with two great trigger men, and Raymond - Henrik - Higgins has some potential too (Henrik setting up the other two).
This could be interesting.

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