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#2534543 Lines Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 August 2014 - 08:16 AM

where is Ferraro and Callahan at ? Oh ya, gone to GR, or worse, waivers. Both deserve a spot over Cleary. I really hope they clear waivers. I know they only played a couple games, but would hate to lose them for zero.




#2534541 Lines Thread

Posted by darkmanx on 19 August 2014 - 06:42 AM

Under no circumstances should Abby be in the top 6. He has proven he isn't capable of playing that role and has what, 40 points in the last 120 games while playing with two of the best players in the league. I can't even count how many breakaways or open nets he misses, and gets goals because the puck bounces off him. Jurco should be in that role over Abby, has way more skill and plays bigger then Abby most of the time.




#2534533 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by T.Low on 18 August 2014 - 10:34 PM

Your mother is beautiful and wonderful and I want to "like" her courage (and yours) about a bajillion times.




Nicer words have there never been written. A very sincere Thank You from My Family to Yours.

T.Low Tom


#2534403 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by T.Low on 16 August 2014 - 09:39 PM

The LGW'ers need to get on board in honor of our buddy, T. Low



This is such a surreal position to be in. Thanks PlayMaker and everyone.


#2534417 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by Playmaker on 17 August 2014 - 11:49 AM

This is such a surreal position to be in. Thanks PlayMaker and everyone.

Thanks to you, T.  Your attitude is amazing.  I got involved with ALS charities two years ago after a close friend was diagnosed.  If you have a favorite charity near your home, by all means, don't be shy.  Let us know.  I'm in Michigan and do the ALS walks here.  But if there's a local chapter or a specific charity that you'd prefer, post the info on it.

 

Think of all the money that'd be raised if the posters here had to donate a dollar for every time they bashed Cleary, criticized Holland, complained about Franzen, etc  :)  




#2534501 Lines Thread

Posted by nawein on 18 August 2014 - 03:23 PM

Well we have Bertuzzi, Callahan, and McKee on the way. Though I wouldn't a few more grinders than just just those 3.


Why does it seem like everyone here thinks McKee is going to make it? Have any of you watched him play? He's brutally bad right now.


#2534499 Lines Thread

Posted by number9 on 18 August 2014 - 03:19 PM

Well we have Bertuzzi, Callahan, and McKee on the way. Though I wouldn't a few more grinders than just just those 3.




#2534498 Lines Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 August 2014 - 03:13 PM

 

Are we physical?  I don't think so.  Do we play with an edge?  Not really.  

 

We need some guys that are tough and unpleasant to play against in a 7 game series.  Yeah, it's nice to have fast Euros who have nice hands, but you need something else as well for balance.    

 

If someone thinks Sheahan, Tatar and Abby can provide all the grit and unpleasantness that we need in a 7 game series, then I guess their opinion differs from mine.  

 

I completely agree but we need those guys in the top 6/9 not the on 4th line playing 6min a night.




#2534487 Lines Thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 August 2014 - 01:20 PM

Checking is something a player need to learn too and especially the Wings could use a forward with some grit. Mantha got the tools so yeah if he doesn't make the top 6, let him try a bottom 6 role and then send him down after 9 games.there is really no harm in that.

 

I cringe at every lineup you guys are posting, because of how obviously soft this team looks on paper.  Other than Sheahan or Abby, this team has very little grit at forward.  Glenfiddich is gritty, but not sure how much he'll play this season.  

 

I understand that we're not the 1987 Flyers, but we need to be a little tougher to play against physically.  That whole "team speed" garbage didn't help us against Boston last year.  And yeah, Boston is bigger than we could ever be, but that didn't help them against Montreal much.  




#2534473 Lines Thread

Posted by TheXym on 18 August 2014 - 11:21 AM

I think Z-D-Alfie could be huge if they're healthy.

The two kids and a mule line idea intrigues me, and it could actually spark Franzen.

Kr, I get your point about pairing Ericsson with Kronwall and Smith with DeKeyser makes sense, and eventually I'd go that way as well, but I really liked the chemistry Smith was showing with Kronwall towards the end of last season, and having a vet with DeKeyser in case of a sophomore slump makes sense to me to at least start the season. On the plus side, I think the top four of Kronwall, Ericsson, Smith, and DeKeyser would work well in any combo, and we may see that on the PP.


#2534468 Lines Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 August 2014 - 10:26 AM

Checking is something a player need to learn too and especially the Wings could use a forward with some grit. Mantha got the tools so yeah if he doesn't make the top 6, let him try a bottom 6 role and then send him down after 9 games.there is really no harm in that.




#2534465 Lines Thread

Posted by nawein on 18 August 2014 - 09:33 AM

Z-Pav-Gus (Euro Triplets? Z-pav is an amazing duo and Z-gus was also)
Franzen-Weiss-Tatar (Remember when Mule and Tats played together last year? It was good.
Alfie-Sheahan-Jurco (2 kids and a goat v2.0)
Miller-Helm-Abdelkader (because it might be the best shut down line we can make)

Kronner-E
DK-Q
Smith-Marchenko/Backman (Hopefully Backman. I see Marchenko topping out at poor mans Brad Stuart and Backman topping out a little worse than Kronner is now.)

The D pairings were hard. Our D sucks.


#2534460 Lines Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 18 August 2014 - 06:31 AM

With Alfredsson...

 

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Alfredsson

Nyquist - Franzen - Tatar

Helm - Weiss - Sheahan

Miller - Glendening - Abdelkader

Cleary - Callahan

 

That top line may be up there in age, but when healthy (and I expect a much healthier year out of all three) they would be extremely effective.

 

I actually love Franzen playing center, that along with playing with two balls of energy is exactly what could get this old mule going. (Two Kids and a Mule Line?...)

 

I realize having Weiss on the third line isn't exactly ideal, however, I do think this could possibly be one of the best third lines in the league...

 

I really want Callahan to get action on the forth line, but who comes out? Glendening? And slot Abby in at center? Or move one of the three centers on the third line (Sheahan) down and move Abby up?...

 

Without Alfredsson...

 

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Franzen

Nyquist - Weiss - Tatar

Helm - Sheahan - Abdelkader

Miller - Glendening - Cleary

Callahan - Andersson

 

I don't like these lines nearly as much as the ones with Alfie on the team, but still not terrible. I still think it is very likely that Alfredsson comes back for one more season.

 

Before anyone says it, no Jurco, Mantha, or Pulkkinen are not on my opening night roster. They are down where they should be, in the minors, getting huge minutes, playing in all situations, gaining experience and confidence before they make the Wings full time. Whether that's in November or to start the 2015-16 season depends on injuries and how well they do down in Grand Rapids...

 

On Defense...

 

Kronwall - Ericsson

DeKeyser - Smith

Quincey - Kindl

Lashoff

 

I still really like Kronwall and Ericsson paired together. I think they complement each other quite well. Same goes for DeKeyser and Smith.

 

There are so many people swapping those pairs to have Kronwall - Smith and DeKeyser and Ericsson and I just don't get that. Why pair your two best offensive defensemen and your two best defensive defensemen? Why not balance them out with one of each?...

 

If there is any way to trade Kindl away for a mid to late round draft pick, we do it and let one of the kids play on the third pairing.




#2534452 Lines Thread

Posted by number9 on 17 August 2014 - 11:13 PM

I think that had to do more with him being injured though then just being bad. I could be wrong but IF he is healthy I think he is number 2 no matter what.

I also think Abby would be fine in the top 6. He haut needs to go to homer school. Learn how to deflect and handle the luck better in front of net.


And me wanting helm on the fourth isn't so much with his ability cause I agree he is a great defensive center and has lot so speed. It's more so of him being injury prone. If he can play 8 mins a night or whatever the fourth line gets maybe he can stay healthier by playing less.

 

 

Zetterberg will slot in as #2 if Weiss can't perform.

 

Homer school let out 2 years ago. Abdelkader is who he is. A good 3rd line checker.

 

Would you play Zetterberg on the 3rd line bc he has had injury problems? Weiss has had injury problems, yet you slot him into the #2 no matter what. Why is Helm for some reason a special case where he can only play 8 minutes a night?




#2534451 Lines Thread

Posted by wingsfan4795 on 17 August 2014 - 11:07 PM

I think that had to do more with him being injured though then just being bad. I could be wrong but IF he is healthy I think he is number 2 no matter what.

It's probably worth noting that legwand was demoted to the fourth line due to poor performance. I don't see why Babcock wouldn't demote Weiss if he doesn't play well as the 2C