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#1 blueadams

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 10:13 AM

http://blog.mlive.co...s_red_wing.html

He basically says that we have three scoring line centers - Pav, Hank, Flip. Three net presences - Homer, Bert, Clears. And two snipers - Mule, Huds. The third line sniper role will probably be filled by whoever steps up out of Abby, Eaves or Miller.

...too bad for flip, if true. much of his point potential will be wasted on that un-skilled 3rd line.

Franzen-Zetterberg-Bertuzzi
Hudler-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Abdelkader-Filppula-Cleary
Miller-Helm-Eaves
Draper
(Ritola)
(Filppula)

Lidstrom-Rafalski
Kronwall-Stuart
Kindl-Ericsson
Meech

Howard
Osgood

Edited by blueadams, 20 June 2010 - 10:19 AM.


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Posted 20 June 2010 - 10:35 AM

...too bad for flip, if true. much of his point potential will be wasted on that un-skilled 3rd line.


"Filppula" and "potential" in the same sentence. Hmm.

He'll be put on a top line when he plays consistently at a top line level.
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Posted 20 June 2010 - 11:08 AM

"Filppula" and "potential" in the same sentence. Hmm.

He'll be put on a top line when he plays consistently at a top line level.

Just as Hudler was 2 years ago, right? Oh wait...
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Posted 20 June 2010 - 11:10 AM

"Filppula" and "potential" in the same sentence. Hmm.

He'll be put on a top line when he plays consistently at a top line level.


If you put him with good players then yes, he plays very well. On the other hand when you put him with scrubs like Cleary, who can't finish, then his potential is lost.

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 11:17 AM

I'd like to see Franzen play with Datsyuk rather than Zetterberg. Datsyuk is undoubtedly our best playmaker, whereas Franzen is definitely our best pure goal scorer. The two together should be able to make some noise.

Also, I can't see Flip playing on the 3rd line. With all the talk Babcock and Holland have been doing about how Flip needs to take a step this year, he's not going to do that on the 3rd line. I envision Flip playing with Zetterberg and Bertuzzi, Holmstrom playing with Datsyuk and Franzen. Babcock has always had something against Hudler, even before he left, so I'm not sure it's going to be any different now that he's back.

Franzen-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Flip-Zetterberg-Bertuzzi
Hudler-Eaves-Cleary
Abdelkader-Helm-?????

That leaves room for another gritty 4th liner who can rotate with Draper, Ritola, and maybe Miller too if they decide to resign him.

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 12:33 PM

I Heart Line threads! What can I say, I really do. I could look at lines every day. I was Captain of a beer league team for a while and it's a blast putting lines together and watching them go. Especially when the team wins the league 3 out of the four seasons I was Captain! :cool:



First of all, Dan Cleary has finish and when he remains healthy this season he will break thru the 20 goal level. He and Filpula are going to have a helluva year as he has a lot to prove to the naybobs after his last two seasons of playing injured. Go Dan Cleary, Go.

2ndly, Filp will step up his finish, because Babcock will demand it of him, and he certainly has the ability. He will score more goals this season.

Then figure that Eaves, Abdelkrasher, and Rittola all have scoring ability that can be bumped up a notch. The each can be rotated depending on who's hot.

With opponents having their hands full with the first two lines, this Wings 3rd line could really have a scoring impact.

Lastly, injuires to the top two lines are inevitable so Filp could certainly see a certain amount of time up there anyway, and talk about great insurance. This gives the Wings a lot of depth considering we're in the age of the socialistic salary cap (the market is not determining what is spent, the governing body is).


Cleary was the s*** for the Belleville Bulls, 115pts in 64 games,dayam:
...........................................GP G A Pts
1993–94 Kingston OJHL .......41 18 28 46
1994–95 Belleville Bulls OHL 62 26 55 81
1995–96 Belleville Bulls OHL 64 53 62 115
1996–97 Belleville Bulls OHL 64 32 48 80



Edit: And the fact that this line thread quotes Babcock talking about the lines is what seperates it from most line threads.

Edited by T.Low, 20 June 2010 - 01:05 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2010 - 12:37 PM

didn't even think about that...

ritola or flip sr. could step up and become that third line sniper!

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 01:00 PM

didn't even think about that...

ritola or flip sr. could step up and become that third line sniper!



Mmm, I forgot about IFilp already...

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 01:22 PM

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First of all, Dan Cleary has finish and when he remains healthy this season he will break thru the 20 goal level. He and Filpula are going to have a helluva year as he has a lot to prove to the naybobs after his last two seasons of playing injured. Go Dan Cleary, Go.

2ndly, Filp will step up his finish, because Babcock will demand it of him, and he certainly has the ability. He will score more goals this season.

Then figure that Eaves, Abdelkrasher, and Rittola all have scoring ability that can be bumped up a notch. The each can be rotated depending on who's hot.

With opponents having their hands full with the first two lines, this Wings 3rd line could really have a scoring impact.
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Cleary wasn't really injured two years ago. He just had a poor year and struggled to find his place. Maybe he'll do well this year, maybe not. We don't really have the ice time to go around, someone is going to suffer for it. Injuries will certainly open up some time, but who's to say if it will be enough or the right injuries. Flip, Hudler, and Bert all face the same problem.

We got 40 ES goals from Happy-Flip-Sammy a couple years ago, with a significantly better top 6 in front of them. We got 25 this past year from Draper-Helm-Eaves. A realistic expectation is somewhere between those two.

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 01:35 PM

Cleary wasn't really injured two years ago. He just had a poor year and struggled to find his place. Maybe he'll do well this year, maybe not. We don't really have the ice time to go around, someone is going to suffer for it. Injuries will certainly open up some time, but who's to say if it will be enough or the right injuries. Flip, Hudler, and Bert all face the same problem.

We got 40 ES goals from Happy-Flip-Sammy a couple years ago, with a significantly better top 6 in front of them. We got 25 this past year from Draper-Helm-Eaves. A realistic expectation is somewhere between those two.



A broken jaw caused him to miss 19 games two seasons ago. It's difficult to play the hard nosed style he does that made him successful while ou are recovering from a broken jaw, full face helmet or not. I'd call that a season with a significant (enough)injury.

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 01:45 PM

I'd like to see Franzen play with Datsyuk rather than Zetterberg. Datsyuk is undoubtedly our best playmaker, whereas Franzen is definitely our best pure goal scorer. The two together should be able to make some noise.

Also, I can't see Flip playing on the 3rd line. With all the talk Babcock and Holland have been doing about how Flip needs to take a step this year, he's not going to do that on the 3rd line. I envision Flip playing with Zetterberg and Bertuzzi, Holmstrom playing with Datsyuk and Franzen. Babcock has always had something against Hudler, even before he left, so I'm not sure it's going to be any different now that he's back.

Franzen-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Flip-Zetterberg-Bertuzzi
Hudler-Eaves-Cleary
Abdelkader-Helm-?????

That leaves room for another gritty 4th liner who can rotate with Draper, Ritola, and maybe Miller too if they decide to resign him.





It's difficult to disagree with you because you make such a valid point.

However, there are two reasons why I'm going to have to disagree.

Fanzen Zetterberg Bertuzzi seems like an incredible force to try to defend against. Look at the size, the talent, the hustle, the hands, the passing, the scoring. That should be quite a line.

And Franzen on the same line as Holmer seems to make Holmer almost redudant.

While I agree that you may get more of Franzen's ability by putting him with Datsyuk, I think you will get more out of the top six overall by having him with Z and Bert.

Edited by T.Low, 20 June 2010 - 01:48 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2010 - 02:20 PM

A broken jaw caused him to miss 19 games two seasons ago. It's difficult to play the hard nosed style he does that made him successful while ou are recovering from a broken jaw, full face helmet or not. I'd call that a season with a significant (enough)injury.


That was the '07-08 season. 3 years ago. Two years ago he played 74 games. I don't recall the actual injury, but it was early in the year. He was pretty much healthy for the majority of the season.

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And Franzen on the same line as Holmer seems to make Holmer almost redudant.
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Franzen and Homer are nothing alike. Bert is much closer to Homer than Mule is.

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 02:50 PM

Franzen and Homer are nothing alike. Bert is much closer to Homer than Mule is.


This is true. Mule used to be a Holmstrom style presence but in the past several seasons has really developed his hands and his ability to finish. The main thing I was looking forward to last season was seeing a healthy Mule play a full season. Hopefully this is the year. I think he is easily good for 40 goals and 75 points.
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Posted 20 June 2010 - 02:55 PM

Looks great to me, especially seeing Franzen on a line with Zetterberg. No more of this Franzen with Datsyuk combination -- Mule has always shown great chemistry with Z and they should play together.

The only potential thing I could see is possibly putting Hudler down on Filppula's wing as the two have played well together previously. Move Bertuzzi up with Datsyuk and Holmstrom, reunite Cleary with Franzen and Zetterberg.
 
 
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Posted 20 June 2010 - 03:19 PM

What are the chances that these lines stay the same throughout the entire season, and never change?

Line combo threads are fun from game to game, but a whole season line thread is absurd to even plan for or talk about. These lines will probably change after a few games into the season.

Edited by GMRwings1983, 20 June 2010 - 03:20 PM.

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 03:25 PM

I want to see...

Hudler, Datsyuk, Holmstrom
Franzen, Zetterberg, Cleary
Bertuzzi, V.Filppula, Ritola ( I.Filppula)
Abdelkader, Helm, Eaves (Miller, Draper)

Lidstrom, Kronwall
Rafalski, Stuart
Ericsson, Kindl
Meech(Lilja)

be about it... :thumbup:
be about it!

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 03:32 PM

Color me confused, but.... Why are we looking to re-sign Drew Miller and Derek Meech in the $700k range when we could sign someone else to the league minimum that would contribute just as much.

At forward we have Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen, Filppula, Hudler, Holmstrom, Cleary, Bertuzzi, Helm, Eaves, Abdelkader... Thats 11 forwards who I think are better and then we also have Draper and Riotla already signed. That's a total of 13 forwards. What place does Miller have here? Theres just no room. If we want to bring in another forward, let it be someone that brings something to the table that we dont already have.

At defense we have

Lidstrom, Rafalski, Kronwall, Stuart, Ericcson, Kindl.. Thats six defenseman above Meech on the pecking order. If Meech doesnt want to play for the league minimum, then good bye. If we want to spend in the 700-850 range, go out and get someone that brings some physicallity to the table.

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 03:34 PM

That was the '07-08 season. 3 years ago. Two years ago he played 74 games. I don't recall the actual injury, but it was early in the year. He was pretty much healthy for the majority of the season.


2008/11/28 Missed 8 games (left eye injury)

Edited by Mickey Redmond, 20 June 2010 - 03:48 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2010 - 04:09 PM

I Heart Line threads! What can I say, I really do. I could look at lines every day. I was Captain of a beer league team for a while and it's a blast putting lines together and watching them go. Especially when the team wins the league 3 out of the four seasons I was Captain! :cool:



First of all, Dan Cleary has finish and when he remains healthy this season he will break thru the 20 goal level. He and Filpula are going to have a helluva year as he has a lot to prove to the naybobs after his last two seasons of playing injured. Go Dan Cleary, Go.

2ndly, Filp will step up his finish, because Babcock will demand it of him, and he certainly has the ability. He will score more goals this season.

Then figure that Eaves, Abdelkrasher, and Rittola all have scoring ability that can be bumped up a notch. The each can be rotated depending on who's hot.

With opponents having their hands full with the first two lines, this Wings 3rd line could really have a scoring impact.

Lastly, injuires to the top two lines are inevitable so Filp could certainly see a certain amount of time up there anyway, and talk about great insurance. This gives the Wings a lot of depth considering we're in the age of the socialistic salary cap (the market is not determining what is spent, the governing body is).


Cleary was the s*** for the Belleville Bulls, 115pts in 64 games,dayam:
...........................................GP G A Pts
199394 Kingston OJHL .......41 18 28 46
199495 Belleville Bulls OHL 62 26 55 81
199596 Belleville Bulls OHL 64 53 62 115
199697 Belleville Bulls OHL 64 32 48 80




Edit: And the fact that this line thread quotes Babcock talking about the lines is what seperates it from most line threads.

Ya and Kirk Maltby once scored 50 goals in juniors too! :P

:hysterical: at Hudler being labeled a sniper!

Color me confused, but.... Why are we looking to re-sign Drew Miller and Derek Meech in the $700k range when we could sign someone else to the league minimum that would contribute just as much.

At forward we have Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen, Filppula, Hudler, Holmstrom, Cleary, Bertuzzi, Helm, Eaves, Abdelkader... Thats 11 forwards who I think are better and then we also have Draper and Riotla already signed. That's a total of 13 forwards. What place does Miller have here? Theres just no room. If we want to bring in another forward, let it be someone that brings something to the table that we dont already have.

At defense we have

Lidstrom, Rafalski, Kronwall, Stuart, Ericcson, Kindl.. Thats six defenseman above Meech on the pecking order. If Meech doesnt want to play for the league minimum, then good bye. If we want to spend in the 700-850 range, go out and get someone that brings some physicallity to the table.

Yep, just like we all fear, same team plus Hudler, Stanley Cup here we come!

I want to see...

Hudler, Datsyuk, Holmstrom
Franzen, Zetterberg, Cleary
Bertuzzi, V.Filppula, Ritola ( I.Filppula)
Abdelkader, Helm, Eaves (Miller, Draper)

Lidstrom, Kronwall
Rafalski, Stuart
Ericsson, Kindl
Meech(Lilja)

be about it... :thumbup:

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 04:10 PM

Franzen-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Filppula-Zetterberg-Hudler
Cleary-Helm-Bertuzzi
Glass-Abdelkader-Eaves
Nichol,Draper

Lidstrom-Rafalski
Stuart-Kronwall
Ericsson-Hnidy
Kindl,Janik
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