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#41 BeeRYCE

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 07:28 PM

QUOTE(gowings1985 @ February 27, 2007 - 07:22PM) View Post

Uhh..not really...I was kinda the smart ass, just the whole first name basis thing has me fooled, like you know them or something


Ahh good times with Bert, Rex and Bob. Actually, I was a major factor in the deal. We went out clubbing in the D, Bert, Bob, Rex, and I, and what happened was Bert knocked up Ken Holland's daughter. Holland wasn't a happy camper so he told ol' Bert there, who I love, that if he stays in Detroit, he wouldn't have to pay child support.

Long story, may be a bit confusing, but you should've been there. Great night if I must say.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 07:30 PM

With Hank out I thing Homer and dats would do good with Flipp. Don't know why just gotta good feeling.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 07:37 PM

Datsyuk - Zetterberg - Homer
Calder - Lang - Bertuzzi
Mule - Drapes - Maltby
Cleary - Flip - Sammy/Rex

Now if playing with Bertuzzi and Calder dosn't get Langer out of his funk, we may have to break up our top line.

Remember last year, when anyone would go on a cold streak, Babcock would throw them on a line with Z, and the player would pick up his play significantly.

That being said:

Lang - Z - Homer
Calder - Datsyuk - Bertuzzi
Mule - Drapes - Maltby
Cleary - Flip - Sammy/Rex

I think both sets of lines could work. Preferably, I would like to keep the line of Pavs/Z/Homer together, so hopefully Lang wakes up.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 07:46 PM

Assuming everybody gets healthy...

E.T.-Z-Homer

Samuelsson-Bobby-Bertuzzi

Franzenstein-Draper-Maltby

Flipper/Res-Cleary-Calder

Edited by SouthernWingsFan, 27 February 2007 - 07:49 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2007 - 07:46 PM

QUOTE(BeeRYCE @ February 27, 2007 - 07:28PM) View Post

Ahh good times with Bert, Rex and Bob. Actually, I was a major factor in the deal. We went out clubbing in the D, Bert, Bob, Rex, and I, and what happened was Bert knocked up Ken Holland's daughter. Holland wasn't a happy camper so he told ol' Bert there, who I love, that if he stays in Detroit, he wouldn't have to pay child support.

Long story, may be a bit confusing, but you should've been there. Great night if I must say.


Sounds interesting, I love the 2pac pic by the way, I wanted to ake it mine but saw you had already snagged it.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 07:46 PM

Once Sammy gets back, I hope to see Cleary with the kids. Like so:

Datsyuk-Zetterberg-Holmstrom
Calder-Lang-Bertuzzi
Franzen-Filpulla-Cleary
Maltby-Draper-Samuelsson

Sorry, Huds. No space for now. Well, you can play until Sammy and Bert get back. I actually hope they give Hudler Zetterberg's spot on the first line tonight, as a proving ground (Zetts is sitting out tonight)--after all, it is the Blackhawks, and a skeleton Blackhawks team at that.

On the fourth line, I feel Sammy would be a GREAT bet--with a hard shooter on it, that line would be deep. Meanwhile, Filpulla with Franzen and Cleary would be very balanced; Filpulla has excellent speed and two-way abilities, Franzen has great speed, can hit, and possesses impressive and rapidly improving situational awareness, and Cleary, of course, is Cleary.

All in all, our lines would be spread out with at least one hard shooter, at least one hitter, et al. We've got a fast team now, folks. I like it.

Edited by Crymson, 27 February 2007 - 07:47 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2007 - 07:55 PM

QUOTE(Crymson @ February 27, 2007 - 07:46PM) View Post

Once Sammy gets back, I hope to see Cleary with the kids. Like so:

Datsyuk-Zetterberg-Holmstrom
Calder-Lang-Bertuzzi
Franzen-Filpulla-Cleary
Maltby-Draper-Samuelsson

Sorry, Huds. No space for now. Well, you can play until Sammy and Bert get back. I actually hope they give Hudler Zetterberg's spot on the first line tonight, as a proving ground (Zetts is sitting out tonight)--after all, it is the Blackhawks, and a skeleton Blackhawks team at that.

On the fourth line, I feel Sammy would be a GREAT bet--with a hard shooter on it, that line would be deep. Meanwhile, Filpulla with Franzen and Cleary would be very balanced; Filpulla has excellent speed and two-way abilities, Franzen has great speed, can hit, and possesses impressive and rapidly improving situational awareness, and Cleary, of course, is Cleary.

All in all, our lines would be spread out with at least one hard shooter, at least one hitter, et al. We've got a fast team now, folks. I like it.


Wow...what did sami do to deserve that. As for Hudler, he has been way more effective and productive than maltby all year, with limited ice time, if anything plug him in with Filp and Cleary, but thats just my opinion

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 08:03 PM

Datsyuk - Zetterberg- Bertuzzi
Calder - Lang - Sammy
Cleary - Flip - Homer
Franzen - Draper - Maltby


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Posted 27 February 2007 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE(akustyk @ February 27, 2007 - 05:22PM) View Post

I like the idea of Bertuzzi on Zetterberg/Datsyuk line. this would make the kids very effective in playoffs. Bertuzzi creates room, Dats and Z shine with their skills.
Lang gets Calder (new face) and keeps Cleary.

so it goes:

Datsyuk - Zet - Bertuzzi
Calder - Lang - Cleary
Maltby - Draper - Homer
Flip - Hudler - Franzenstein/Sammy


Ah... I think the idea of breaking up the hottest line in hockey is unwise.

Besides, Homer isn't nearly as useful if nobody can get good positioning/shots on net. We've already seen that.

We wanted to strengthen our second line. Moving Homer to the third line and Bertuzzi to the first won't do that for us, not to mention that it would be utter madness.

QUOTE(Never_Retire_Steve @ February 27, 2007 - 06:03PM) View Post

Datsyuk - Zetterberg- Bertuzzi
Calder - Lang - Sammy
Cleary - Flip - Homer
Franzen - Draper - Maltby


Ah... I think the idea of breaking up the hottest line in hockey is unwise.

Besides, Homer isn't nearly as useful if nobody can get good positioning/shots on net. We've already seen that.

We wanted to strengthen our second line. Moving Homer to the third line and Bertuzzi to the first won't do that for us, not to mention that it would be utter madness.

QUOTE(cr00d @ February 27, 2007 - 05:37PM) View Post

Now if playing with Bertuzzi and Calder dosn't get Langer out of his funk, we may have to break up our top line.


That won't EVER happen, and you know it. All players on the first line were marginally effective when not with each other. To break up what is a PHENOMENAL line for a chance at making the 2nd line better is a horrible idea.

I'll lay it down this way:

Option 1: INCREDIBLE first line, mediocre second line. Already seen.
Option 2: Possibly good first line, possibly good second line. Nobody knows if this will work well.

QUOTE(RyanBarnes! @ February 27, 2007 - 02:09PM) View Post

Datsyuk-Zetterberg-Bertuzzi
Calder-Lang-Holmstrom
Maltby-Draper-Cleary
Franzen-Filppula-Samuelsson


The D-Z-H line is a phenom. An utter phenom! Almost NO line EVER racks up as many points at this one. Don't get all excited by a new, shiny Bertuzzi and assume that that'll bring in more points. In all likelihood, it'll bring in less.

Edited by Crymson, 27 February 2007 - 08:10 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2007 - 08:42 PM

Everyone read everything posted here. SUCH A TEAM WE HAVE!

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE(Manny4Prez @ February 27, 2007 - 05:00PM) View Post

I like those, but I have a problem with putting Lang on the second line. I'd switch Lang and Fippula, IMHO.


Keeping Lang on the second line is like saying "hey- no matter how poorly you play you'll always have a high ranking spot on our team."

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:33 PM

QUOTE(Crymson @ February 27, 2007 - 09:10PM) View Post

Ah... I think the idea of breaking up the hottest line in hockey is unwise.

Besides, Homer isn't nearly as useful if nobody can get good positioning/shots on net. We've already seen that.

We wanted to strengthen our second line. Moving Homer to the third line and Bertuzzi to the first won't do that for us, not to mention that it would be utter madness.
Ah... I think the idea of breaking up the hottest line in hockey is unwise.

Besides, Homer isn't nearly as useful if nobody can get good positioning/shots on net. We've already seen that.

We wanted to strengthen our second line. Moving Homer to the third line and Bertuzzi to the first won't do that for us, not to mention that it would be utter madness.
That won't EVER happen, and you know it. All players on the first line were marginally effective when not with each other. To break up what is a PHENOMENAL line for a chance at making the 2nd line better is a horrible idea.

I'll lay it down this way:

Option 1: INCREDIBLE first line, mediocre second line. Already seen.
Option 2: Possibly good first line, possibly good second line. Nobody knows if this will work well.
The D-Z-H line is a phenom. An utter phenom! Almost NO line EVER racks up as many points at this one. Don't get all excited by a new, shiny Bertuzzi and assume that that'll bring in more points. In all likelihood, it'll bring in less.


The reason I slotted Bertuzzi with Datsyuk and Zetterberg is because the two young guys obviously play way better together and I'm thinking back to when Bertuzzi was with Vancouver he did a really good job of creating space for Naslund and Morrisson. Of course, that was the best line in hockey back then so I think that this would be similar with him and the two young guys. Besides, Datsyuk has had a tendency to disappear in the playoffs and I'm hoping that Bertuzzi's presence will help alleviate Datsyuk's less than par playoff performances.


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Posted 28 February 2007 - 12:46 AM

according to fsn postgame....

dats - hank - homer
franz - lang - bert
malts - drapes - sammy
cleary - flip - calder

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 12:47 AM

I really don't think that Calder belongs on the fourth line.


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Posted 28 February 2007 - 12:59 AM

Here is what I would do with the lines:

Datsyuk/Zetterberg/Holmstrom--Known commodity. Best line in hockey.

Hudler/Lang/Bertuzzi--Lang is a big strong, skilled playmaker. Hudler is a bona fide sniper and Bertuzzi is a big strong guy who can score. Hudler would not get pushed around and would be playing with skilled teammates=Hudler scores many goals.

Calder/Filppula/Samuelsson--Gritty scoring winger in Calder with skilled two-way center in Flip and defensively solid scoring winger in Sammy.

Franzen/Draper/Cleary--Best checking line in the league.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 01:06 AM

Dats-Z-Homer
Calder-Lang-Flip
Maltby-Drapes-Bert
whoever is playing that night for the 4th line

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 01:27 AM

QUOTE(Never_Retire_Steve @ February 27, 2007 - 10:47PM) View Post

I really don't think that Calder belongs on the fourth line.


We will have four solid lines. They will get equal playing time.

QUOTE(eva unit zero @ February 27, 2007 - 10:59PM) View Post

Here is what I would do with the lines:

Datsyuk/Zetterberg/Holmstrom--Known commodity. Best line in hockey.

Hudler/Lang/Bertuzzi--Lang is a big strong, skilled playmaker. Hudler is a bona fide sniper and Bertuzzi is a big strong guy who can score. Hudler would not get pushed around and would be playing with skilled teammates=Hudler scores many goals.

Calder/Filppula/Samuelsson--Gritty scoring winger in Calder with skilled two-way center in Flip and defensively solid scoring winger in Sammy.

Franzen/Draper/Cleary--Best checking line in the league.



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QUOTE(Never_Retire_Steve @ February 27, 2007 - 07:33PM) View Post

The reason I slotted Bertuzzi with Datsyuk and Zetterberg is because the two young guys obviously play way better together and I'm thinking back to when Bertuzzi was with Vancouver he did a really good job of creating space for Naslund and Morrisson. Of course, that was the best line in hockey back then so I think that this would be similar with him and the two young guys. Besides, Datsyuk has had a tendency to disappear in the playoffs and I'm hoping that Bertuzzi's presence will help alleviate Datsyuk's less than par playoff performances.


Zetterberg, Datsyuk and Holmstrom are the best line in hockey NOW. What's your point?

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 03:55 AM

QUOTE(Crymson @ February 28, 2007 - 01:27AM) View Post

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Can you think of a better checking line than Franzen/Draper/Cleary? You usually don't see three very good defensive forwards on a line together. Usually it's one or two skilled defensive guys and a banger (or two) who is average to above average defensively.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 06:39 AM

QUOTE(Barrie @ February 27, 2007 - 07:18PM) View Post

Here's how I'd set things up for the playoffs:

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Calder-Lang-Bertuzzi
Cleary-Draper-Hudler
Maltby-Franzen-Filppula

Lidstrom-Kronwall
Markov-Schneider
Lebda-Chelios

Hasek
Osgood

Samuelsson can trade off with Hudler and Filppula.

Looking at those combos, the deals Holland made for Calder and Bertuzzi were excellent. We have a good mix of scoring and grit. Besides Betruzzi we're still a little small, but we won't be pushed around as much, like the last few seasons.

Lastly, I think Langer's going to pick it up with better line mates.



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Posted 28 February 2007 - 07:31 AM

ok these are lines i have thought of if dats z homer cool off or go in a slump. These are balanced lines I feel.

Datsyuk Hudler Bertuzzi
Calder Zetterberg Holmstrom
Sammy Lang Flippula
Franzen Draper Clear

Z's just livin another day in the life of a god damn boss.....





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