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Forecheck808

Member Since 26 Nov 2011
Offline Last Active Feb 02 2012 02:00 AM
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Rolling Four Lines

26 January 2012 - 04:51 PM

Suppose we have access to all our players (i.e. no injuries, Grand Rapids' kids etc). Who are we rolling and what do the lines look like? Keep in mind we're not taking into account potential. Just players' history, how they fit into the club and their chemistry with one another.

Franzen- Dastyuk - Bertuzzi
Huddler- Zetterberg - Filppula
Mursak - Helm - Eaves
Cleary - Abdelkader - Holmstrom

Conner
Miller

Lidstrom - White
Kronwall - Stuart
Ericsson - Commodore

Smith

These lines are pretty self-explanatory. A nice mix of veterans and youth, skilled and physical players, all can produce, back-check and have shown chemistry with players on their respective lines. It's important to note that almost all of these players can be juggled and not miss a step. Also, Kindle has played great this season putting up a .24 ppg; although we've only gotten a taste of Smith, the kid plays like he's pissed off and has a nice flare to his game (which I think Kindle lacks) that would work well to the Wings advantage. I suppose the only question that remains is: why Commodore over Kindle? Simple, he's a big body and his value rises when playing big physical teams. This roster is dynamic, fast, a decent size and fairly similar to that which is currently first place overall.

Losing: a reoccuring theme

07 January 2012 - 10:21 PM

It feels like the outcome of games played against certain teams is almost predictable. Does anyone else feel the same? If so, what do you think the reason for that is?

Say Goodbye to the C, Z.

26 November 2011 - 03:50 AM

Another great game by Datysuk, this time against Boston. Pavel had a slow start (as usual), but he's really brought back his game. All things considered, there's no doubt he'll be the next to lead the Wings. That Pasha magic is best in the league - bar none.