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#1 mindfly

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:15 AM

I think it's fair to say the defense have had bad periods in each and every game thus far, so obviously we all want a full 60min effort and being tight back there.

So due to injuries to Rafalski and Ericcson a few players have been given more minutes to show what they can do, ericsson has been injured for a long time and perhaps is hard to give a fair assesment thus far... However based on what you've seen so far how would you like the d-pairings to be set up?

Traditional:
Lidstrom-Rafalski
Kronwall-Stuart
Salei-Ericsson
Kindl

The "New pairings to start 10/11 á babcock):
Lidstrom-Kronwall
Stuart-Rafalski
Salei-Ericsson
Kindl

Experimenting pairings (Kronwall with nick even though he has been sluggish defensively. and also because ericsson hasn't been solid in a long time, dating back to 09/09 playoffs and to give Kindl more experience/confidence and whom also got greater potential)
Lidstrom-Kronwall
Stuart-Rafalski
Salei-Kindl
Ericsson

Your Combination:
?-?
?-?
?-?
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Edited by mindfly, 24 October 2010 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:20 AM

This...

Lidstrom-Kronwall
Stuart-Rafalski
Salei-Kindl
Ericsson

Kindl has been looking very solid & I don't think he sits when Big E comes back. Not until he has a bad game or two or the Wings go on a losing streak & Babs wants to shake things up a bit.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:22 AM

Kindl is a minus player though, -4 i think while salei is -1... but then again ericsson would probably also be around -4 had he played...

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:11 PM

This...

Lidstrom-Kronwall
Stuart-Rafalski
Salei-Kindl
Ericsson

Kindl has been looking very solid & I don't think he sits when Big E comes back. Not until he has a bad game or two or the Wings go on a losing streak & Babs wants to shake things up a bit.



Yep.

I'm tired of waiting around for E to be as good as he was for a couple months in 2009. As long as Kindl isn't playing awful, gotta go with him I think. Its unfortunate for E cause his upside could be so high, but considering he hasn't played yet this year, was bad last year, my hopes just aren't that high for him.
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:23 PM

They should really make Ericsson force his way onto the lineup somehow through practice, etc. if Kindl remains solid. But they'll probably give the one with more experience an opportunity to re-establish himself as usual.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:33 PM

Lidstrom-Stuart
Kronwall-Rafalski
Kindl-Salei
Ericsson

I've liked stewie with lids and he looked off on the left side

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:53 PM

I'd rather have Janik than Salei at this point.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:57 PM

ericsson is due back before rakalski right? if so, would be nice to have both he and kindl playing in a few games before rafalski is back and a decision has to be made who sits.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:59 PM

I'd rather have Janik than Salei at this point.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 01:15 PM

Rafalski should be back fairly soon, no?

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 02:35 PM

Kindl is a minus player though, -4 i think while salei is -1... but then again ericsson would probably also be around -4 had he played...


salei is a -2 and kindl a -5

salei averages 4 more minutes a game

45.08% of salei's time is with kindl
66.17% of kindl's time is with salei

i think kindl has done pretty decently so far considering he's a rookie

can't wait until rafalski's back

Edited by Stolberg, 24 October 2010 - 02:36 PM.



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Posted 24 October 2010 - 03:38 PM

Rafalski has just been a beast the last few months of hockey (stemming back to last season), I can't wait until he's back. Things should get even better then.

Lidstrom-Stuart
Kronwall-Rafalski
Kindle-Salei
Ericsson

I don't get all the Salei hate. Most of the goals against have come because they're paired with the third line that doesn't know how to play defense, correct? I fail to see how those goals are therefore Salei's fault. They haven't been caused by glaring mistakes by Salei. I see nothing to blame him for. Same goes for Kindl.
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 04:57 PM

Lidstrom-Stuart
Kronwall-Rafalski
Kindl-Salei
Ericsson

I've liked stewie with lids and he looked off on the left side



I agree 1000%
Stuart has played all career at right side why move him to the left.
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 06:33 PM

I haven't actually managed to watch more than one game so far this season; how have Kindl and Janik worked out so far?

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 06:52 PM

I haven't actually managed to watch more than one game so far this season; how have Kindl and Janik worked out so far?

1 game out of 7? geez and you call yourself a fan..........



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Posted 24 October 2010 - 07:27 PM

My choice:

Lids-Stuart
Kronwall-Rafi
Kindl-Salei
E

I'm not 100% sure that Kindl plays the left D pairing right now, but as long as they are playing well, I would leave them together. I would also leave Lidstrom with Stuart. They seem to be playing well together, and Stuart prefers to play the right side anyway. Let Rafi play the right side with Kronwall and everything will come more naturally to all of them.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 08:54 PM

I would like to see:

Lids - Stuart
Kronwall - Rafi
Kindl - Selei
Ericsson

I hope they give this pairing a shot for a few games and see how Stuart does with Lids. If that doesnt work out then swap Kronwall and Stuart.

I also think Kindl has played pretty well, and as others have said... Im pretty sick of waiting for Ericsson to start playing well. Make him earn it.
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:53 PM

Wow... Whatever happened to the people that couldn't stand to see Lidstrom and Stuart on the same pair?

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 12:03 AM

Kindl is a minus player though, -4 i think while salei is -1... but then again ericsson would probably also be around -4 had he played...

Kindl has looked good offensively, but he has made more mental gaffs than Ericsson has been accustomed to... when everyone is healthy, I would love to see Babs go with:
Lidstrom-Kronwall
Stuart-Rafalski
Ericsson-Salei

Then swap in Kindl if E has a bad game and vice versa...

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 01:22 AM

I would like to see:

Lids - Stuart
Kronwall - Rafi
Kindl - Selei
Ericsson

I hope they give this pairing a shot for a few games and see how Stuart does with Lids. If that doesnt work out then swap Kronwall and Stuart.

I also think Kindl has played pretty well, and as others have said... Im pretty sick of waiting for Ericsson to start playing well. Make him earn it.

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