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In Topic: Lines Thread

Yesterday, 01:48 PM

Re: today's practice -- I've kinda been hoping for Tatar-Sheahan-Franzen, so that much is cool. I also believe Abdelkader needs to be with Z and/or Nyquist at this time, so I also like that.

In Topic: Lines Thread

Yesterday, 01:40 PM

Legwand isn't really a top-six centerman. We put him in that role because we were super-desperate at the time. (He's only put up six points for Ottawa, and only two of those are goals.)


Personally, I'm not too concerned about the 2C spot. Sheahan, Helm, Weiss, Franzen - we have some non-Euro Twin options there, short-term and long-term. I think it'll work itself out. What does concern me is that we're on somewhat thin ice with our 1C situation. Datsyuk is struggling to stay healthy, Z looks like he's playing hurt, and no one in our pipeline projects as a top-line centerman and worthy successor to Datsyuk/Zetterberg. I'm willing to bet this is a key reason why big UFAs won't sign with the Wings. (That, and Babcock's future being up in the air.)


That's why Ryan O'Reilly's #1 on my wish list. He'd give us our elite two-way 1C of the future, and in the meantime you could use him as a top-line winger. I'd be willing to pay quite a bit for this guy.

In Topic: Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Yesterday, 10:33 AM

Not to nitpick. But u consider 6 1 a big body? To me that's slightly above average.

But I guess for the wings that's a massive body...


6'1 itself isn't big, but weighing 215 at that height makes you pretty big. Abdelkader, for example, is about 6'1-220.

In Topic: Lines Thread

23 November 2014 - 09:53 PM

Good luck getting Dats and Z healthy at the same time.  And should one of them get hurt, who takes over that center spot?


Ryan O'Reilly, IMHO.


Failing that, Franzen.

In Topic: In an odd way.....

23 November 2014 - 09:02 PM

Hopefully, we still need some of our center prospects to really come through once Z and Dats retire or we'll have great wingers but no elite centremen.


Oh, for sure. I'm just talking about the next few years, Datsyuk's last hurrah. Though, yeah, there's no guarantee that it's going to come together the away I'm envisioning it.