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#181 Datsyukian-Deke

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:37 AM

I enjoy Abby playing alongside our eurotwins but having Nyquist in the top 6 and Tatar with Helm would be my ideal preferance.

If we were to split them then this is how i would go about it

Mule - Dats - Nyquist

Z/Weiss - Weiss/Z - Alfy

Abs - Helm - Tatar

Miller - Andy - Sheahan/Eaves/Jurco/Bert/Sammy/Ferraro (option galore)

Id love to have a all swede line but I don't see Weiss and Dats playing much together.

 


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:18 AM

I looked at some videos of Weiss and found a few fights. He is not afraid to drop the gloves (imagine that in a Red Wing if you can), but the problem is he get's his butt kicked every time he does. Thank God we have Franzen to protect him.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:02 AM

I looked at some videos of Weiss and found a few fights. He is not afraid to drop the gloves (imagine that in a Red Wing if you can), but the problem is he get's his butt kicked every time he does. Thank God we have Franzen to protect him.

 

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:31 AM

I looked at some videos of Weiss and found a few fights. He is not afraid to drop the gloves (imagine that in a Red Wing if you can), but the problem is he get's his butt kicked every time he does. Thank God we have Franzen to protect him.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:19 PM

i like the weiss signing....he plays like early stevie gettin his 2 way game in line....with the feistiness of marty st louis.

 

hes got heart to share. more emotion than fil...bordering on buckets heart. (with speed)

 

i wanted him on the wings years ago...finally hes ours!

 

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im still ticked that the flyers got streit.

 

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:28 PM

Watching this video, you know why like this guy? Explosiveness. He creates so many plays and will make the line he centers so much better. Good upgrade and cheaper than Fil.

 

The banked drop pass to the teammate behind him was very crafty...

 

He seems to be very offensive minded not to mention a quick thinker, I think he'll fit in just fine. 


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:39 PM

Go over to the Florida boards.  All ten Florida fans rave about him.  They say he was the heart and soul of the team, he's feisty, is good on faceoffs and can control the puck.  He goes for the net, he's a great teammate, a classy guy, and is underappreciated.

 

About the only negative they said was that he's not super-tough, but he doesn't shy away from using the body or going into tight areas.  They also said his forecheck leaves something to be desired.

 

But all in all it sounds like he's a huge upgrade over Flip and the Florida crew thinks he'll be a fan favorite.


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:44 PM

...any thoughts on:

 

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Weiss

Franzen - Alfredsson - Nyquist

 

 

The possibilities are abound!


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:54 PM

...any thoughts on:
 
Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Weiss
Franzen - Alfredsson - Nyquist
 
 
The possibilities are abound!


I think and hope Babcock will be going with a 1 - 2 lineup:


Abdelkader - Datsyuk - Weiss
Franzen - Zetterberg - Alfredsson

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:15 PM

I have to think the top 2 lines will be:

 

Applegator Dats Z

Franzen Weiss Alfredo


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:16 PM

I have to think the top 2 lines will be:

 

Applegator Dats Z

Franzen Weiss Alfredo

 

Doubt it will happen but I would rather see:

 

Z-Dats-Alfie

Mule-Weiss-Gus



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:22 PM

 

Doubt it will happen but I would rather see:

 

Z-Dats-Alfie

Mule-Weiss-Gus

I am very much good with that line up too!

 

Especially since you put the former UMainer in the top 6!


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:28 PM

 
Doubt it will happen but I would rather see:
 
Z-Dats-Alfie
Mule-Weiss-Gus


Ya that could definitely work. The. You'd have one hell of a forechecking line in...

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:47 PM

Go over to the Florida boards.  All ten Florida fans rave about him.  They say he was the heart and soul of the team, he's feisty, is good on faceoffs and can control the puck.  He goes for the net, he's a great teammate, a classy guy, and is underappreciated.

 

About the only negative they said was that he's not super-tough, but he doesn't shy away from using the body or going into tight areas.  They also said his forecheck leaves something to be desired.

 

But all in all it sounds like he's a huge upgrade over Flip and the Florida crew thinks he'll be a fan favorite.

 

:nervous:

 

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:32 PM

 

:nervous:

 

They have a board?  

 

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:46 AM

Abby-dats-weiss <-big bodies flanking dats with weiss who can finish

Francine-zett-alfie <- swede line

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:11 AM

Ummmmm...Weiss is a center. And Alfredsson is a RW. Right? So...

 

Zetterberg/Abdelkader - Datsyuk - Abdelkader/Zetterberg

Franzen - Weiss - Alfredsson

 

Yes?


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:25 PM

Franzen plays RW usually. So:

Zetterberg - Dats - Alfie
Nyquist - Weiss - Franzen
Tatar - Helm - Abby
Miller - Andersson - Eaves/Bert
Emmerton, Sammy

The only player on off wing is Abby and he will just grind anyways.
Or do:
Miller - Helm - Eaves
Tatar - Andersson - Abby

As a 3A/3B option

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:58 PM

I think that Nyquist will most likely see time on the third line, where he will probably be more effective than in a top-six role.



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 02:04 PM

So he'll be wearing #90? 


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