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#541 Crymson

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:24 PM

Think back to the last time that Holland packaged a top prospect in a trade.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:43 PM

Emmerton IS our 4th line center. They will play Andersson and Helm in the top 9, if both are healthy.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:48 PM

Not to nitpick but with the correct LW/RW assignments it would be something like this.

 

I would prefer this:

 

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Alfredsson

Nyquist - Weiss - Franzen

Tatar - Helm - Abby

Miller - Andersson - Bert/Eaves/Tootoo

 

If Franzen works hard during the regular season I would be very comfortable with that lineup. Each line has a shooter and a setup man. I think having one player on each line that is huge for the sake of being huge is a waste of time - you need to give the best players the top minutes and get them out there as much as possible together. Also, chemistry is chemistry so if something that looks weird on paper works then go for it. 

 

  I hope Mule has a hell of a year.   Also I just LOVE seeing Z one time it from the RW  :yahoo: 


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:31 PM

Emmerton IS our 4th line center. They will play Andersson and Helm in the top 9, if both are healthy.

 

He's not if both guys are healthy. Helm and Andersson above him, Ferraro and Sheahan below him... "EmDog" would appear to be one of the certain odd men out on this roster.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:02 PM

I hope he's the one forced purely based on his terrible nickname, "emdog"

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:17 PM

Think back to the last time that Holland packaged a top prospect in a trade.

 

Think back to the last time Holland made a trade.


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:25 PM

 

Think back to the last time Holland made a trade.

 

That made us better...



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:44 PM

I like Damien but he screams Bruunstrom/Leino at this point...I guess we'll see

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:31 PM

Emmerton IS our 4th line center. They will play Andersson and Helm in the top 9, if both are healthy.


Both are centers and very strong ones at that, so I don't see Helm or Andersson moving to the wing. Emmerton is quite expendable. His spot is entirely contingent on Helm's back.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:05 PM

Both are centers and very strong ones at that, so I don't see Helm or Andersson moving to the wing. Emmerton is quite expendable. His spot is entirely contingent on Helm's back.

 

He'll be gone next season regardless, as Ferraro will then be out of minor league options.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:20 PM

I hope he's the one forced purely based on his terrible nickname, "emdog"

 

I don't think that is actually his nickname.  I have never once heard or read anyone ever call him that. 

 

In fact, the only person I have ever even seen call him that is the poster "The Axe" right here at this little message board... 



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:23 PM

 
I don't think that is actually his nickname.  I have never once heard or read anyone ever call him that. 
 
In fact, the only person I have ever even seen call him that is the poster "The Axe" right here at this little message board... 


Thank axe, thanks a lot

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:21 PM

Poor emdog..

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:36 PM

I like Damien but he screams Bruunstrom/Leino at this point...I guess we'll see

Based on what exactly?



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:45 PM

Based on what exactly?

 

 

I concur I don't see the comparison at all...



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:45 PM

Thank axe, thanks a lot


Sorry!

Big Emdog fan. He's fast and cheap.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:03 AM

Based on what exactly?

 

 

 

 

I concur I don't see the comparison at all...

 

 

Well based on the fact that both of those players came into the league for one year and then wanted or got bigger deals than they had earned.

Then in the subsequent seasons they shat the proverbial bed. (Brunner has not done this part yet).

 

And Brunner did it in a half season, I personally have a hard time putting much stake in a half season. Look at Howard's start this year.

Was that typical of his play, or is that due to the fact that he didn't play during the lockout?

How many guys had a goal on him early that padded their stats, because he had very little preseason?

None of us really know

 

There is a reason that in this day and age a player makes it to the age of 27 before he gets discovered, call it a late bloomer.

But with scouts from all teams being all over the planet there are few players that have not been evaluated.

 

Brunner made his bones playing with Z, I am pretty sure Z could make me look better than I am, notice I did not say he could make me look good!  :lol:

 

There are a lot of similarities between Brunner and Leino/Brunnstrim.

 

To say that there aren't, IMO, is ignoring facts to support your fandom of Him. I am not  bashing here, because I was victim to the same thing with Ray Whitney.

I wanted him to be great on this team, even bought a Whitney Jersey, I defended his play on this board, but really he was not as good as I wanted him to be.

 

Instead of ignoring bad play,  you are ignoring the similarities that in this case would make any NHL GM very nervous to sign Brunner to long term money, especially with the way Leino Panned out!


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:52 AM

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:32 AM

Axe Holland said it himself, our four centers this year are;

 

Datsyuk

Weiss

Helm

Andersson

 

Emmerton is 5/6 on center depth sorry buddy


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:39 AM

Emmerton will be a depth player, if he remains on the roster.  He will be gone next season.  Nothing against him, but we have better players that do what he does and more already, he's redundant.


Brunner still could come back, but I doubt it.  He's chasing money, and I guess you can't blame him, but man, I wanted to see what he could do with a bit of rest and a full season.







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