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In Topic: Forward Line Combos/Discussion

11 March 2016 - 09:52 AM

Larkin and Datsyuk and probably AA (if he gets off that leash of Blash's) are like spark plugs. Move them into any line and they really get their linemates going. Need people that get the motors going


I agree with this and that is why I believe they need to be spread throughout the lines:  So I would roll with


Larkin  - Z - Abs

Tatar - Datsyuk - Jurco

Nyq -  AA - Richards

Helm - Glendening - Sheahan



For those who don't like Richards put Pulk there.  

In Topic: Forward Line Combos/Discussion

24 February 2016 - 08:56 AM

If it were me I would roll with


Z - Pav- Abs

Nyq- AA - Larkin



In Topic: Forward Line Combos/Discussion

30 December 2015 - 10:38 AM


Sheahan has been playing some really great hockey lately and is used to the down low, hard area work. He opens space for Nyquist and Tatar now so let him open some for Datsyuk. Maybe Nyquist and Z together will get both of them going. 4th like can grind down low the whole game and has the speed and skill to wear down the opponents. The third line I have no idea if it will work.


I don't mind trying those lines at all, especially if we aren't willing to call anyone up.  If I was my choice I would go with


Nyquist - Z-  Abs

Larkin - Datsyuk - Tatar

Richards - AA - Jurco

Helm - Sheahan - Glendening


It does a disservice to Sheahan who admittedly has played beyond a 4th line level, but I loved what AA showed while he was here and I want to see him play.

In Topic: 12/1 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

01 December 2015 - 10:40 AM

Just put Tatar or Nyquist on the 2nd line wing and call it a day


They both deserve to be in the top 2 lines. But in reality we have been playing well besides our late game melt downs.  So its hard to want to mix things up.  Especially because the Sheahan-Tatar-Nyquist line has been good


But if I had to mix things up - Its moving Nyquist and Tatar up. Moving Abs down and getting Jurco regular minutes. 


So my lines which I posted elsewhere would look like


Nyquist - Z- Larkin

Tatar- Pavel - Jurco

Pulkinnen - Richards - Helm

Miller - Sheahan - Abs

In Topic: 12/1 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

01 December 2015 - 09:09 AM

We are mishandling Jurco.  Let him get a run of games in the top 9 and see how he does.



Also the 4th line has been surrendering leads so lets put Pulkinnen there,  That makes no sense and makes that line terrible.