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Datsyuk & Zetterberg have been split up

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Hudler-Datsyuk-Cleary

Franzen-Zetterberg-Bertuzzi

Filppula-Helm-Abdelkader

Miller-Emmerton-Holmstrom

Patrick Eaves did not practice. Babcock said he had a "maintenance day'' and his status in uncertain for Thursday's game against Calgary (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net Detroit).

On defense, nothing changed:

Lidstrom-White

Kronwall-Stuart

Ericsson-Kindl

Commodore

Howard

Conklin

http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index.ssf/2011/11/red_wings_split_up_pavel_datsy.html

Edited by HockeytownRules19

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Hudler-Datsyuk-Cleary

Franzen-Zetterberg-Bertuzzi

Filppula-Helm-Abdelkader

Miller-Emmerton-Holmstrom

Patrick Eaves did not practice. Babcock said he had a "maintenance day'' and his status in uncertain for Thursday's game against Calgary (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net Detroit).

On defense, nothing changed:

Lidstrom-White

Kronwall-Stuart

Ericsson-Kindl

Commodore

Howard

Conklin

http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index.ssf/2011/11/red_wings_split_up_pavel_datsy.html

Seriously? These lines are going in the wrong direction.

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Well, it's about FRIGGIN TIME!!! Lets see how many shifts Babs goes through before putting D and Z back together... I've never really disagreed with much Babs has ever done, but keeping these two together is flat out stupid to me. Wings no longer have the luxury of keeping them together, there isn't enough talent on the team's top 6 to put our two best centers on one line.

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Even with Datsyuk not playing nearly as well as he could be he is still making plays and creating some opportunities. It makes sense to play him with Cleary and Hudler who can both finish. Zetterberg I think would make more sense with Fil and Franzen because Fil can set both of them up. I don't see much offense coming from Fil playing with Helm and Abdelkader.

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Bertuzzi should be benched. He is abysmal right now and does not deserve ANY minutes...let alone top-six minutes.......Fil was actually playing really well, why not put him on the Z line???

I 100% agree with switching Filppula with Bertuzzi.

Hudler - Datsyuk - Cleary

Franzen - Zetterberg - Filppula

Abdelkader - Helm - Bertuzzi

Miller - Emmerton - Holmstrom

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Nyquist already done? Was he rotating in? Weird they would bring him up for just one game.

Nevermind, was out of the loop today because i really didn't want to focus on the negativity that last nights loss was going to bring. Saw he was sent to GR.

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Yes, Bertuzzi's free pass to one of the top two lines has been confusing and unwarranted. BUT, why is Cleary getting the same treatment? I want someone who can do more than just gain center ice and dump the puck in. Give his spot to Homer, who skates hard on every shift and does more stick handling than we give him credit for. Cleary should be getting the same amount of criticism as Bert.

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Wasn't Bert on the third line a few games back? I'd so, playing like a drunken jack hole gets you promoted to the 2nd line? That seems strange to me.

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Wasn't Bert on the third line a few games back? I'd so, playing like a drunken jack hole gets you promoted to the 2nd line? That seems strange to me.

he has had some big hits, maybe that is what they are looking for. Kronwall has tried a few hits but hasn't connected so far. If the wings aren't winning they should at least play physical and take some runs at their opponents.

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he has had some big hits, maybe that is what they are looking for. Kronwall has tried a few hits but hasn't connected so far. If the wings aren't winning they should at least play physical and take some runs at their opponents.

I would argue that stupid penalties outweigh any big hit he might inflict. It's sad, but he's just too slow. As soon as he takes a hand of his stick he gets whistled for hooking, slashing, holding the stick, etc.

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Even with Datsyuk not playing nearly as well as he could be he is still making plays and creating some opportunities. It makes sense to play him with Cleary and Hudler who can both finish. Zetterberg I think would make more sense with Fil and Franzen because Fil can set both of them up. I don't see much offense coming from Fil playing with Helm and Abdelkader.

Babcock has to have it stupid cookie cutter lines for the top 6.

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Not bad, but I'd much rather

Nyquist-Zetterberg-Franzen

Hudler-Datsyuk-Cleary

Holmstrom-Filpulla-Eaves

Abdelkader-Helm-Bertuzzi

Babs likes to roll 4 lines right? Well there you go, every line can play. Sitting guys like Hudler, Cleary and Bertuzzi does no good. They gotta get going if were gonna win games, sit redundant players and try to score some frickin goals. We've shown this year we can play defence (not in the last 5 minutes of the 3rd but oh well) and that Howard is a monster this year. Lets score some goals, and let Jimmy take care of stopping the pucks. He's allowed 7 goals the past 4 games, and only won one of those games. That's less then 2 goals a game, thats more then enough to win, especially for this team.

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say goodbye to flips 60pt season if hes playing 3rd line

no huds interesting. didnt think he was the problem.

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Great that he split them up but I would like to see the reasoning to why these combos. They don't make sense, and Cleary for the first time looked decent and he was on line three and to demote Nyquist already...It doesnt matter but Id like to see something like:

Flippula-Datsyuk-Hudler

Nyquist-Zetterberg-Franzen

Abdelkader-Helm-Bertuzzi

Cleary-Emmerton-Eaves

With these we have Defensive mindedness on every line, we have potential secondary scoring on the bottom two lines and two great top lines IMO.

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Here's what I want to see.

Franzen - Zetterberg - Filppula

Hudler - Datsyuk - Brunnstrom

Cleary - Helm - Eaves

Ericsson - Abdelkader - Bertuzzi

Lidstrom - White

Kronwall - Stuart

Kindl - Commodore

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Here's what I want to see.

Franzen - Zetterberg - Filppula

Hudler - Datsyuk - Brunnstrom

Cleary - Helm - Eaves

Ericsson - Abdelkader - Bertuzzi

Lidstrom - White

Kronwall - Stuart

Kindl - Commodore

Line four I really want to see, but this is what I want to see Babs bring to the table.

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say goodbye to flips 60pt season if hes playing 3rd line

no huds interesting. didnt think he was the problem.

If Larionov could hit 60 points as our 3rd line center back in the day so can Flip. Too many excuses as to why he isn't hitting numbers he has the talent/potential to hit.

Edited by dragonballgtz

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