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#1 The Axe

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:18 PM

Who would you rather have in 2013-14 and why?

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:38 PM

Who would you rather have in 2013-14 and why?

 

I don't think Shanahan, Fedorov, and Yzerman would be particularly useful as a 1st line right now. Yzerman can't even skate.



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:51 PM

I don't think Shanahan, Fedorov, and Yzerman would be particularly useful as a 1st line right now. Yzerman can't even skate.



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:55 PM

2003 players where they were in 2003.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:12 PM

2003 players where they were in 2003.


Obvious answer. In their respective years, 2003

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:25 PM

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Fredo is sick, too.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:31 PM

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Fredo is sick, too.


Shanny hull and feds combined for 103 goals all scoring 30 and more. So Ya 2003

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:35 PM

Shanny hull and feds combined for 103 goals all scoring 30 and more. So Ya 2003


Tough to beat that.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:49 PM

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Fredo is sick, too.

that won't be the top Line lol.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:24 PM

Yzerman was injured most of 2003, so that wasn't the top line.  It was the top line in the playoffs, but that ended in disaster.

 

Still, I'd rather have that line.  Three of my favorite players on one line.    


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:51 PM

2003 players where they were in 2003.

 

 

Yzerman couldn't really skate back then either. He missed most of the 2002-2003 season.



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:59 PM

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Fredo is sick, too.


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:34 AM

Who plays on the top line is pretty fluid. Fedorov, Shanahan, Hull, Draper, Maltby, and Zetterberg were the top 6 in terms of time on ice. Fedorov, Shanahan, Hull, Datsyuk, Larionov, and Zetterberg were the top 6 forwards by points.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:04 AM

Did Hull really play with Feds and Shans in 2003? Was it that or the previous season when the "Two Kids and a Goat" line dominated?

Shans-Feds-Huls would cost quite a bit more than Zets-Dats-Abs. Abs is cheap and unlike Dats and Zets Feds took no "hometown discounts".

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:33 AM

Who plays on the top line is pretty fluid. Fedorov, Shanahan, Hull, Draper, Maltby, and Zetterberg were the top 6 in terms of time on ice. Fedorov, Shanahan, Hull, Datsyuk, Larionov, and Zetterberg were the top 6 forwards by points.

 

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:31 AM

Hull played on the "Two Kids and a Goat Line" first in 2001-2002, with Boyd Devereaux and Pavel Datsyuk.  I didn't see much of the 2003 season, but I think he played with Zetterberg and Datsyuk there, too, and the line had the same name.  


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:09 PM

Yeah, I was going to say, there really isn't a defined "top line", and if there were, Yzerman and Fedorov probably weren't both on it in 2003.

 

Wasn't Abdelkader basically on the "top line" for the end of 2013 and the Playoffs.  Somebody's gotta carry the piano!



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:21 PM

It is really eye opening to see the different levels of talent between 03 and now. Even our best player today are not as good as our top guys then. But that is part of the reason why we are going downhill and it has been 5 years since our last cup. We really need Mantha and the next couple of years 1st rounders to turn out.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:31 PM

It is really eye opening to see the different levels of talent between 03 and now. Even our best player today are not as good as our top guys then. But that is part of the reason why we are going downhill and it has been 5 years since our last cup. We really need Mantha and the next couple of years 1st rounders to turn out.

Agree.  After the '97 Cup Scotty said "We got a little less pretty and a little more gritty", or words to that effect.  I think that right NOW, we are pretty enough, if we can get a little gritty, then we are golden.  Especially in the east. 



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:27 PM

Agree.  After the '97 Cup Scotty said "We got a little less pretty and a little more gritty", or words to that effect.  I think that right NOW, we are pretty enough, if we can get a little gritty, then we are golden.  Especially in the east. 


We've played much more gritty this year. Tatar will help out with that too





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