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#1 HockeytownRules19

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 10:48 PM

Lidstrom - White

Kronwall - Stuart (YES They are back Together!)

Ericsson - Kindl

Smith - Commodore

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:10 PM

Ericsson-Kindl scares me more than just a bit...

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:13 PM

me too but I think it sends a message that Smith and Commy need to bring their "A" game. :thumbup:

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:39 AM

I was really hoping for Ericsson to play with Lidstrom. He's the one who needs it the most.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:55 AM



“You don’t say he’s a world-class skater, he’s just a hockey player,” Babcock said. “We got to get him to be very good with his stick in the D-zone and not as confrontational. The smaller you are, the more you can play with your stick and the less you can play with your body the better off you are. “Just move the puck and get ’er going, and if you get in trouble pass it to Nick. That’s not a bad idea.”


Yuh-oh... Are they making him "soft"?






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Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:30 AM

It's not like these won't be mixed up a million times during the season. I predict that when Wings play Leafs in the Cup finals next summer Lidström will be paired with Commodore.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:42 AM

I predict that when Wings play Leafs in the Cup finals next summer Lidström will be paired with Commodore.


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Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:44 AM

It's not like these won't be mixed up a million times during the season.


To me, the dmen are a lot more likely to be set in stone than the forwards for sure. I don't have a dobberhockey account to back it up, but I'm positive that Stuart was always Lidstrom primary partner if both were healthy. Same went for Kronwall and Salei (RIP); as well as Ericsson and Rafalski. I mean, hopefully someone can correct me if I'm wrong but those pairings seriously just didn't really change all that much.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:52 AM

To me, the dmen are a lot more likely to be set in stone than the forwards for sure. I don't have a dobberhockey account to back it up, but I'm positive that Stuart was always Lidstrom primary partner if both were healthy. Same went for Kronwall and Salei (RIP); as well as Ericsson and Rafalski. I mean, hopefully someone can correct me if I'm wrong but those pairings seriously just didn't really change all that much.



Yeah, I guess you're right. They won't change a million times. But it's been a long time since Wings had this many new guys, so nobody knows how these pairing will work out. It will take some time until they settle down and find out who has chemistry with whom.

Edited by P. Marlowe, 14 September 2011 - 03:54 AM.

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because the outcome is so frustratingly out of their control."
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:42 AM

Yuh-oh... Are they making him "soft"?


Not soft..just smart. White is not a big man suited for making big hits etc.
But if he could become Lidstrom lite it would be amazing.

Edited by Reds4Life, 14 September 2011 - 06:18 AM.


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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:51 AM

White is not a big man suited for making bug hits etc.


:lol:

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:15 AM

:lol:


He is 178 cm tall. That is maybe 5cm more than Hudler.
And his style obviously does not work that well..Wings are his fifth club in last 5 years.
Maybe Wings can make him play smarter and make something out of him in the end.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:16 AM

He is 178 cm tall. That is maybe 5cm more than Hudler.
And his style obviously does not work that well..Wings are his fifth club in last 5 years.
Maybe Wings can make him play smarter and make something out of him in the end.


"bug hits"

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:18 AM

"bug hits"


Glad that made you smile. :clap:

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:37 AM

White will be a good fit here, I expect him to become a very solid member of our blue-line. I think he'll get decent time on the PP and reach career high numbers.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:15 AM

glad to see white with lidstrom. makes me more comfortable knowing lidstrom will be able to cover up whites defensive lapses.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:24 AM

I was really hoping for Ericsson to play with Lidstrom. He's the one who needs it the most.

To be honest I don't want a repeat of 2006 when we saw Lilja paired with Lids.

glad to see white with lidstrom. makes me more comfortable knowing lidstrom will be able to cover up whites defensive lapses.

Lidstrom won't be covering up for White too often as White is pretty respectable in his own end of the ice.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:29 AM

White will be a good fit here, I expect him to become a very solid member of our blue-line. I think he'll get decent time on the PP and reach career high numbers.

Agreed...I'm thinking 40 pts is quite possible for White.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 11:42 AM

To be honest I don't want a repeat of 2006 when we saw Lilja paired with Lids.

Exactly. Do we really want Lidstrom's last season (potentially) to finish with him having to cover for Ericsson's lapses?

Lidstrom won't be covering up for White too often as White is pretty respectable in his own end of the ice.


Exactly, again. I think White will be a good partner for Lids.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 01:29 PM

:clap: :thumbup:

Lidstrom - White

Kronwall - Stuart (YES They are back Together!)

Ericsson - Kindl

Smith - Commodore

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