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#1 BeeRYCE

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 08:29 AM

Okay, loyalty aside, with what we have in the system, how would you make the team better? Meaning who would you cut, who would you put in, and how would the line-up like after it's all said and done?

Here's what I would like to do. Put Sammy on waivers (if it doesn't work out, buy him out) and replace him with Helm, scratch Maltby and replace him with Leino, and scratch Lebda or Chelios to put Ericsson in.

I think our best possible line up could look like this...

Datsyuk - Zetterberg - Holmstrom
Franzen - Filppula - Hossa
Cleary - Hudler - Leino (I don't exactly know for sure if Leino plays RW, but it could work out somehow)
Helm - Draper - Kopecky

Lidstrom - Rafalski
Stuart - Kronwall
Lilja - Ericsson

I love Maltby to death, but his day has ended since post lockout. Sammy and Lebda I think could be replaced with better talent. However, in the real world, I know this can't happen, but IMO, this is the best possible line up we could use with what we have... and I think it looks damn good.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 08:37 AM

dang i thought malts been looking good out there so far,but them young guys looking very hungry for a spot. to be honest it dont matter to me im always satisfied with who we have.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 12:18 PM

Get Leino and Helm in the lineup, drop Kopecky and Hudler and mix the lines abit. I dont think Hudler is bringing much to the team honestly, and i prefer Maltby over Kopecky.

And for the first post, Leino plays LW or center but i guess he could learn to play RW too!

Edited by Arde16, 18 October 2008 - 12:18 PM.


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Posted 18 October 2008 - 12:20 PM

Any lineup with Downey in it.

5 games and 0 fights is not a good reflection on our toughness.
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Posted 18 October 2008 - 12:31 PM

QUOTE (GMRwings1983 @ October 18, 2008 - 12:20PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any lineup with Downey in it.

5 games and 0 fights is not a good reflection on our toughness.


You are 100% correct. The number of fights is not a good reflection of toughness.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 12:33 PM

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Holmstrom
Hossa - Filppula - Franzen
Cleary - Helm - Leino/Sammy
Hudler - Draper - Leino/Sammy
Maltby

Lidstrom - Rafi
Stuart - Kronwall
Lillypads - Ericsson
Chelios

Osgood
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Maltby is an extra, rotate in Mac or Downs for specifically intense games . I hate Sammy as much as anyone can, but he's been far from the problem so far. Lebda just isn't a top-6 defenseman on an All-star calibre team (waive/trade). Kopecky has proved nothing at all.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 01:22 PM

QUOTE (norrisnick @ October 18, 2008 - 06:31PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You are 100% correct. The number of fights is not a good reflection of toughness.


So what is? How many hits we take before a star player is layed out on a stretcher?

If you saw a street fight you wouldnt say the person not fighting is the toughest because hes taking the hits. You'd say, wow that guys laid out. He should have hit back. Too late now.

That moment will happen eventually this season.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 01:36 PM

QUOTE (maltbymaniac @ October 18, 2008 - 09:37AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
dang i thought malts been looking good out there so far,but them young guys looking very hungry for a spot. to be honest it dont matter to me im always satisfied with who we have.

I have to agree, Malts has been throwing the weight and being a little bit of an agitator. I like it.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 03:18 PM

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Hossa
Holmstrom-Franzen-Cleary
Helm-Filpula-Leino
Maltby-Draper-McCarty/Downey

Lidstrom-Rafalski
Kronwall-Stuart
Ericsson-Lilja
Meech

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Too much skill, lots of grit. Kopecky, Samuelsson and Hudler for some skate sharpeners so Helm can go even faster biggrin.gif

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 03:23 PM

QUOTE (Detroit # 1 Fan @ October 18, 2008 - 10:18PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Hossa
QUOTE (DatsyukownzU13 @ October 18, 2008 - 07:33PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Holmstrom
Z on the wing, why?


#11 babycks0612

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 03:26 PM

any line with Maltby in it, hes been my fav for so many years I even named my dog after him.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 03:30 PM

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Hossa-Franzen-Cleary
Helm-Filppula-Leino
Maltby-Draper-McCarty/Downey

Lidstrom-Rafalski
Kronwall-Stuart
Ericsson-Lilja
Meech

Osgood
Conklin

Even trade Hudler and Sammy for a decent player to fulfill a second line roll like Kesler and a round pick

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 03:34 PM

QUOTE (Systemfel @ October 18, 2008 - 04:53PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Z on the wing, why?

I just like him on the wing. It could be him at center and Pavel at LW, as long as there on the same line tongue.gif

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 03:34 PM

I still think no one is giving Hudler a chance but w/e, Yeah Kesler is a good hockey player but not a nice person at least from what I experienced, he needs to work on his manners.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 04:01 PM

QUOTE (Systemfel @ October 18, 2008 - 08:23PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Z on the wing, why?


Wasn't Z the winger of that line last year more often than not?

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 04:08 PM

QUOTE (DatsyukownzU13 @ October 18, 2008 - 04:01PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wasn't Z the winger of that line last year more often than not?


Nope. Z was in the middle.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 04:42 PM

I know these lines will never happen, and most of you will probably think I have gone completely mad. But this is my honest opinion of the best possible line-ups. First of all, I want the old DZH line back. Franzen is a lock on second line wing, because I think he performs better as a winger.

So I have this much figured out:
Datsyuk - Zetterberg - Holmstrom
??????? - ?????????? - Franzen

Next center for Franzens line, Hudler or Filppula? Filppula and Franzen have played well together past, so I chose Fil. And since Fil And Hossa have zero chemistry on ice, the winger is going to be Cleary or Leino. Choosing Leino would give better balance between lines, but Cleary is already a proven NHL:er. After these thoughts, the final set up ended looking like this, with Helm taking the roster spot from the one who doesn't perform, no matter who he his.

Datsyuk - Zetterberg - Holmstrom
Cleary - Filppula - Franzen
Leino - Hudler - Hossa
Maltby - Draper - Sammy

Lidstrom - Rafalski
Kronwall - Stuart
Ericsson - Lilja

Osgood
Conklin

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 04:48 PM

QUOTE (ArcticWing @ October 18, 2008 - 05:42PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know these lines will never happen, and most of you will probably think I have gone completely mad. But this is my honest opinion of the best possible line-ups. First of all, I want the old DZH line back. Franzen is a lock on second line wing, because I think he performs better as a winger.

So I have this much figured out:
Datsyuk - Zetterberg - Holmstrom
??????? - ?????????? - Franzen

Next center for Franzens line, Hudler or Filppula? Filppula and Franzen have played well together past, so I chose Fil. And since Fil And Hossa have zero chemistry on ice, the winger is going to be Cleary or Leino. Choosing Leino would give better balance between lines, but Cleary is already a proven NHL:er. After these thoughts, the final set up ended looking like this, with Helm taking the roster spot from the one who doesn't perform, no matter who he his.

Datsyuk - Zetterberg - Holmstrom
Cleary - Filppula - Franzen
Leino - Hudler - Hossa
Maltby - Draper - Sammy

Lidstrom - Rafalski
Kronwall - Stuart
Ericsson - Lilja

Osgood
Conklin

opinions everybody have one

Horrid lines, Hossa needs second line minutes min, or else hes a waste
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Posted 18 October 2008 - 04:52 PM

Hudler - Datsyuk - Hossa
Holmstrom - Zetterberg - Franzen
Cleary - Filppula - Leino
Helm/Maltby - Draper - Kopecky

Lidstrom - Rafalski
Kronwall - Stuart
Ericsson - Lilja

Osgood
Conklin

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 04:56 PM

Dats-Z-Franzen
Homer-Flip-Hossa
Huds-Helm-Leino
Cleary-Draper-Sammy

Lids-Raffy
Kronner-Stuart
Ericsson-Meech
Lilja

Ozzy
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Feuer und Wasser kommt nicht zusammen
Kann man nicht binden sind nicht verwandt
In Funken versunken steh ich in Flammen
und bin im Wasser verbrannt
Im Wasser verbrannt





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