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#1 HockeytownRules19

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 12:43 PM

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...avel_datsy.html

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#2 mmamolo

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 12:44 PM

Much rather see:

Filppula - Zetterberg - Franzen
Bertuzzi - Helm - Abdelkader
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#3 Lonewuhf

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 12:47 PM

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...avel_datsy.html


Seriously? These lines are going in the wrong direction.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 01:08 PM

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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#5 mmamolo

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 01:11 PM

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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#6 DatsyukianDangles122

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 01:56 PM

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???

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 02:03 PM

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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Posted 02 November 2011 - 02:19 PM

Well, playing with lazy and lazier should really get Z going.

Get Bertuzzi out altogether and put Fil on Z's line instead.
 
 
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 02:57 PM

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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Posted 02 November 2011 - 03:34 PM

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.

#11 korrowan

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 04:16 PM

I would bench Bert and Cleary and play the kids.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 04:51 PM

I would bench Bert and Cleary and play the kids.


This loyalty thing has gotten this team into trouble with certain players.

#13 Toefuzz

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 04:51 PM

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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Posted 02 November 2011 - 04:57 PM

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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Posted 02 November 2011 - 05:00 PM

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.

#16 Z and D for the C

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 05:28 PM

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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Posted 02 November 2011 - 05:40 PM

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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#18 brett

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 06:00 PM

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

no huds interesting. didnt think he was the problem.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 06:16 PM

we should bring Nyquist and Tatar back up and start the youth injection!

boom.
be about it!

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:44 PM

Why not Filppula - Zetterberg - Franzen???
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