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#1 Richdg

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:11 PM

Coming into the year, most of us really didn't know what to expect this year. far to many question marks. I thought anywhere from 6th to 10th is where we would finish up. baring changes I still think that. But we are also seeing clearly what our needs are. the D is coming along just fine. G is set and strong. We have several good small play makers. We lack big scoring forwards. In fact we need 3. We have 6 guys, that when healthy can provide 3 strong pairs of small playmakers: Dat, Z, Fil, Brunner, Tatar, and if they bring him up Nyquist. But they need some size to be put with them to work the best. Cleary can't do it, Abby is a checker, Andersson checker, Bert-done, franzen-lazy, sammy-walking MASH unit. That is about 15 million spent on 6 guys that can't do what we need. But it also is the amount needed to pay 3 good power forwards. the trick is, how to free up the money and aquire the players needed. We could have 3 good forward lines with the right moves. See below:

 

Power forward-datsyuk (playmaker)-Brunner (sniper)

Nyquist (playmaker)-Z (sniper/playmaker)-power forward

tatar (sniper)-Filppula (playmaker)-Power forward

4th line piece together out of Abby, Andersson, Sheahan, helm, Emmerton, TooToo, eaves, etc....

 

Now if you look at potential numbers of the top 6 that we have, yes datsyuk and Z are 70+ point guys. Brunner looks like a guy that can score 25-30 goals. tatar is a 20+ goal scorer. Nyquist is a passer and so is filppula.

 

The question is who and how? Would Umberger waive his NTC to come play on a line with datsyuk? Is Buf getting ready to sell off? if so would Stafford fit in on the 3rd with tatar and Filppula? Many possibilities, now Holland needs to get to work and find us the right mix of power forwars to go with the small skill guys.



#2 Z and D for the C

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:14 PM

Why stop at three?

 

Power Forward - Power Forward - Power Forward

Power Forward - Power Forward - Power Forward

Power Forward - Power Forward - Power Forward

Power Forward - Power Forward - Power Forward

 

 

I just assembled the best team evvveeerrrrrrrr


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

Power forwards don't just grow on trees. I like certain aspects of Umberger's game but at other times he seems like a very borderline 2nd/3rd line player. Also, I don't see him leaving Columbus and certainly not to a divisional opponent. Same as Nash.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:21 PM

My lineup:

Clowe - Z - Brunner
Tatar - Dats - Clarkson
Bickell - Helm - Tootoo
Miller - Andersson - Eaves

Kronwall - E
Smith - Deke
Murray - Lashoff
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:25 PM

Why stop at three?

 

Power Forward - Power Forward - Power Forward

Power Forward - Power Forward - Power Forward

Power Forward - Power Forward - Power Forward

Power Forward - Power Forward - Power Forward

 

 

I just assembled the best team evvveeerrrrrrrr

What about: 

 

Dan Cleary - Danny Cleary - Danny boy

Cleary - Danny C - Daniel Cleary

Ol' Danny Cleary - Clears - Danny

Dan C - #11 - Danny "All heart" Cleary



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:33 PM

Power forward, huh?

 

 

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:34 PM

upcoming free agent PFs

Iginla
Perry
Getzlaf
Jagr
Morrow
Penner
Antropov
Horton
Clowe
Clarkson
Knuble
Bickell
Anthony Stewart



Cleary
Meech
Lilja
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:36 PM

upcoming free agent PFs

Iginla
Perry
Getzlaf
Jagr
Morrow
Penner
Antropov
Horton
Clowe
Clarkson
Knuble
Bickell
Anthony Stewart


Cleary
Meech
Lilja
:ph34r:

 
Shows you how there aren't any good power forwards anymore. Only true power forwards there are Iginla and Clowe.  Others aren't power forwards or are washed up (Morrow).  
 
When I think power forward, I think of Howe, Tocchet or Shanahan.  Guy who can score, hit and fight.  

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:37 PM

Jagr???????
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:40 PM

Jagr???????

 

Not a traditional power forward.  Like I said, big guys who can score, hit and fight.  Jagr is big and can score, but he's never been an aggressive player.  Not to mention, he's an old man. 

 

Though I would take him for one season, just because he's an upgrade over our crap right now.    


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:41 PM

 
Shows you how there aren't any good power forwards anymore. Only true power forwards there are Iginla and Clowe.  Others aren't power forwards or are washed up (Morrow).  
 
When I think power forward, I think of Howe, Tocchet or Shanahan.  Guy who can score, hit and fight.  

Agree totally. I admit I was using the term rather loosly.


@Jagr.. he might be 40+ but he's got size and can protect the puck. That's a power forward for us. :paperbag3:



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:42 PM

 
Shows you how there aren't any good power forwards anymore. Only true power forwards there are Iginla and Clowe.  Others aren't power forwards or are washed up (Morrow).  
 
When I think power forward, I think of Howe, Tocchet or Shanahan.  Guy who can score, hit and fight.  

 

Let re-define then?

 

Big guys who can score and are willing to use their body. 


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:43 PM

Let re-define then?

 

Big guys who can score and are willing to use their body. 

 

I guess that's what it's defined as now.   Different league.  


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:47 PM

Getzlaf is a UFA? Someone let Kenny know.


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:48 PM

It would be awesome if we could get Clarkson.  I only found out about him through fantasy hockey, but he scored 30 goals last  year, fights a lot, shoots a lot, is right handed.  I don't know what else we could want.  He's a gamer.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:50 PM

It would be awesome if we could get Clarkson.  I only found out about him through fantasy hockey, but he scored 30 goals last  year, fights a lot, shoots a lot, is right handed.  I don't know what else we could want.  He's a gamer.

 

Yeah, he's gotten much better.  I used to think of him as a fighter, but he has become a "power forward" in the traditional sense .  So I will revise my previous statement to include him.  

 

Don't know why he'd be available, though.  


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:53 PM

My lineup:

Clowe - Z - Brunner
Tatar - Dats - Clarkson
Bickell - Helm - Tootoo
Miller - Andersson - Eaves

Kronwall - E
Smith - Deke
Murray - Lashoff

Clowe is not the answer.  Clarkson is bang on, but Clowe is basically Abdelkader with slightly more offence.  Bickell is also pretty good.  The Getzlaf mention would be nice, but he'll likely re-sign with the Ducks.  If he doesn't, throw him 6.5-7 per for 5 years.


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:01 PM

Clowe is not the answer.  Clarkson is bang on, but Clowe is basically Abdelkader with slightly more offence.  Bickell is also pretty good.  The Getzlaf mention would be nice, but he'll likely re-sign with the Ducks.  If he doesn't, throw him 6.5-7 per for 5 years.

 

Clowe has scored 266 points in 413 games.  Slightly more offense?  And he's a really good fighter and hitter to boot.   

 

He's had a really tough star to the season, but I wouldn't put him down to Abdelkader level yet.  


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:13 PM

Clowe is not the answer.  Clarkson is bang on, but Clowe is basically Abdelkader with slightly more offence.  Bickell is also pretty good.  The Getzlaf mention would be nice, but he'll likely re-sign with the Ducks.  If he doesn't, throw him 6.5-7 per for 5 years.


Clowe would make it easier for Z and Brunner. He can hiy, fight and score 20-25 goals.

Would love to have Getzlaf but it's not going to happen.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:15 PM

What about: 

 

Dan Cleary - Danny Cleary - Danny boy

Cleary - Danny C - Daniel Cleary

Ol' Danny Cleary - Clears - Danny

Dan C - #11 - Danny "All heart" Cleary

The pathetic part is that Cleary-Dats-Abdelkader would still be a 4th line that team. 


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