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#21 Konnan511

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 12:43 PM

Two solid line options I have thought of:

Option 1; Vancouver lines with minor changes (Hudler takes Datsyuk's spot, Eaves takes Hudler's spot, Draper takes Eaves' spot)

Cleary/Zetterberg/Holmstrom
Abdelkader/Filppula/Eaves
Franzen/Hudler/Bertuzzi
Draper/Helm/Miller

These lines provide three lines deep of scoring; the Z line worked well and Hudler between two big skilled wingers should work well. Eaves' speed should provide a better match for Flip than Huds did in a goal-scoring role.

Option 2:

Franzen/Zetterberg/Cleary
Hudler/Filppula/Bertuzzi
Holmstrom/Abdelkader/Eaves
Draper/Helm/Miller

The first line has been used and its chemistry and performance proven in the past. Huds and Flip have solid chemistry, and Bertuzzi should make a good fit with the two, although not as good as Franzen would be - switching the two may be even better. Homer with Abby and Eaves should work well because both are grinders with decent offensive skill, so they can gain possession of the puck and get it on net where he can then deflect shots or put rebounds in. Their defense also protects his liability. Fourth line doesn't change.

Option 1: Hudler isn't strong enough at center.
Option 2: Makes sense.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:25 PM

Eva, I completely disagree with option one and hope to never EVER see it.

However....

Completely agree with option two, I was about to post the same exact lines. :thumbup:


Going to be a character month for the Wings here. Decimated by injuries last season, but we started to kinda get spoiled by our health this season. Sucks that our best had to go down, but as others have noted... time for some key people to step up.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:38 PM

Yeah eva your option 1... come on hahaha. But option 2, I think those might be the lines Babs uses.

Hopefully we get a win tonight, we need all the points we can get in december, especially with Datsyuk hurt.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:42 PM

Yes please to Franzen, Z and Cleary on a line. Those two have had great chemistry with Z in the past and we have to find at least one line that really clicks while Pavel is out.
 
 
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:43 PM

Wings lines have been updated. Ozzie to start in goal.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:46 PM

Ozzie gets his Christmas present for 400, Hudler gets 2.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:46 PM

That 2nd line on option 2 is kinda scary to put out together, Babs is definetely gonna have to convince all of them to start shooting the puck because none of them seem to really want to when there wide open in the slot.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 03:10 PM

So these are the lines eh:

Franzen-Zetterberg-Holmstrom
Cleary-Filppula-Bertuzzi
Hudler-Abdelkader-Miller
Draper-Helm-Eaves

Lidstrom-Stuart
Ericsson-Rafalski
Kronwall-Salei


That third paring has so much suck on it, when it comes to pinching and playing in their own zone. The second line looks like the only line that will produce. Franzen floats and Zata sucks for 55 minutes before he somehow gets the job done.

Also:

As for his line combinations tonight, coach Mike Babcock said, "I don't know what I'm going to do. Last night I played (Henrik) Zetterberg and Fil (Valtteri Filppula) between three lines. I might do that tonight, too.''


Edited by Konnan511, 23 December 2010 - 03:10 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 03:14 PM

As for his line combinations tonight, coach Mike Babcock said, "I don't know what I'm going to do. Last night I played (Henrik) Zetterberg and Fil (Valtteri Filppula) between three lines. I might do that tonight, too.''

Sounds... chaotic. It looks like Hank might be in for some more 20+ minute nights for the next month.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 03:18 PM

Lower Bowl tickets going for fifty percent off in St. Louis. Has the League taken over the Blues as well?

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 04:41 PM

Lets go Wings, Ozzie gets #400 tonight.. I want to see my buddy Cracknell score his first NHL goal tonight
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 05:12 PM


Franzen/Zetterberg/Cleary


Posted Image I realize its your option 2 but Babs needs to give it a go. This line was just an amazing combo back in the '09 Playoffs. With Clears on a binge as of late, Hank looking like he is ready to take the reins and step up only like he can, and Mule in need of a kick in the ass from these 2.... perfect! Damn I hope it happens.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 05:18 PM

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 05:35 PM

You got this Ozzie! #400 tonight!

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 05:40 PM

going to the game with some of my friends who had extra tickets. don't know why they invited me when they know i'm a huge wings fan. got my Lids CCM A jersey all ready. every time i go to a blues wings game there is a decent showing of wings fans which is good to see.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 05:44 PM

going to the game with some of my friends who had extra tickets. don't know why they invited me when they know i'm a huge wings fan. got my Lids CCM A jersey all ready. every time i go to a blues wings game there is a decent showing of wings fans which is good to see.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 05:44 PM

Also going to the game, first one since 2007. Lets Go Red Wings.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 06:00 PM

any chance we give mursak or tatar a chance with the big team while dats is out?

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 06:37 PM

I'm calling a birthday goal for the Mule. We're going to need him in playoff form with Dats out.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 06:38 PM

Strange lines, I hope it works.

Let's get Ozzie his 400, please.
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