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#21 ATLL765

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:34 PM

How about this, just for fun.....

 

Henrique-Zajac-Ryder

Zubrus-Elias-Jagr

Clowe-Loktionov-Olesz

Carter-Gionta-Bernier

 

Extra: Josefson, Barch

 

That second line seems like it would have such great chemisty, great combination of size, skill and work ethic.......same thing goes all four lines, but that second line :dizzy:

 

My only problem with this lineup is having two lefty shots playing RW, I'm not a fan and I don't think Deboer is either.

That's the way it has to be though. Ryder and Bernier are the only two RH wings. The only other RH players are Gio and Zajac anyways.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:50 PM

Elias-Loktionov-Jagr
Clowe-Zajac-Ryder
Olesz-Henrique-Zubrus
Carter-Josefsen-Bernier
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:57 PM

Elias-Loktionov-Jagr
Clowe-Zajac-Ryder
Olesz-Henrique-Zubrus
Carter-Josefsen-Bernier

I like this. :thumbsup:


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#24 Brandon

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:07 PM

If our forwards stay as is, this is what i'm thinking:

Elias - Zajac - Ryder
Clowe - Henrique - Zubrus
Josefson - Loktionov - Jagr
Olesz - Carter - Bernier
Barch, Gionta

Or

Elias - Zajac - Ryder
Clowe - Henrique - Zubrus
Olesz - Loktionov - Jagr
Carter - Josefson - Bernier
Barch, Gionta

Edited by Brandon, 24 July 2013 - 11:09 PM.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:11 AM

If our forwards stay as is, this is what i'm thinking:

Elias - Zajac - Ryder
Clowe - Henrique - Zubrus
Josefson - Loktionov - Jagr
Olesz - Carter - Bernier
Barch, Gionta

Or

Elias - Zajac - Ryder
Clowe - Henrique - Zubrus
Olesz - Loktionov - Jagr
Carter - Josefson - Bernier
Barch, Gionta

I don't think Jagr is going to play third line, although one could argue that when you roll 4 liones there isn't a true "3rd line", regardless Jagr probably joined the team with the understanding that he would be one of the go to guys on offense. I think he'll play on one of the top two scoring lines.

 

Also not to call you out but I've noticed a lot of disdain for Gionta on this forum, which I don't understand. Sure he's small and doesn't have much NHL skill but he brings a certain element to our team that I'm sure most other clubs in the league would gladly welcome on their 4th line. Him and Zubrus are probably the two hardest workers we have and the Cart/Gio/Bern line is too good to break up, last season was a mulligan because they didn't play

together too often what with all of the injuries and everything.

 

I know I've posted a bunch of line combinations already though but how about this one:

 

Elias-Zajac-Ryder

Henrique-Josefson-Jagr

Clowe-Loktionov-Zubrus

C-G-B

 

One more thing and I'll end my rant, I can't take credit for this but I was talking about line combinations tonight with someone I player inline with and he coined the Elias-Zajac-Ryder line as "EZ Ryder".

 

Maybe this was already thought of on this forum but if that becomes a line can we refer to them as that because it's bad ashe.

 

Who doesn't love a good line name?


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 05:26 AM

Gionta is a bad nhl'er...clearly the weakest regular last year.
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Posted 25 July 2013 - 05:40 AM

I would not shed a single tear if Gionta didn't crack our lineup next year, I always liked Gio, but he really cost us big time in defensive situations last year and he's really not that good, i'd rather see Josefson or Olesz crack the lineup and get a chance.
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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:06 AM

I agree that we need to give the CBG line another go.. I also think Olesz will grab a spot on our lineup. Not entirely clear who'll be dumped though. :P
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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:21 AM

I see the waiver wire with a few of these names (Barch, Gionta/on it.  I think there will also be names on it (waiver wire) from a few other teams that folks will want to pick up.  Flyers are trying to make trades  (shed salary) but can't find takers.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 07:49 AM

The novelty of the CBGB line has worn off, for me.  Gionta's a pretty bad (read: awful) NHLer, and, while he's a hard worker, his roster spot can clearly be put to better use.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:54 AM

Agree with everyone here. JJ is clearly a far better player and from what limited stuff I've seen of Olesz, he's also way better than Gio. Nothing against Gio, he's just not as good as our other options now.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:51 PM

Elias-Zajac-Ryder

Clowe-Loktionov-Jagr

Henrique-Josefson-Zubrus

Olesz-Carter-Bernier

 

Greene-Larsson

Merrill-Fayne

Salvador-Zidlicky

 

Schneider

Brodeur 

 

I'm hoping we can waive/trade Volchenkov while taking 50% of the contract


Edited by SMantzas, 25 July 2013 - 02:32 PM.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:29 PM

Gio did lead the team in hits last year. We don't hit alot either. We need someone doing that. Anton stopped being the tank from Ottawa. Clarky stopped the grit and went more offensive. We need a hitter. We would fair better hitting back instead of getting hit and not playing back.
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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:35 PM

I just find it so funny that 5'6" Gionta led this team in hits last year.

 

This year, I think Clowe will handle a bit of the hitting load.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:47 PM

One thing about hitting, the more you have the puck, the less opportunities you have to hit people.  I tend to view the game that Gionta sometimes would take himself out of position to be aggressive and make hits, even when it wasn't the best play to recover the puck.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:53 PM

One thing about hitting, the more you have the puck, the less opportunities you have to hit people.  I tend to view the game that Gionta sometimes would take himself out of position to be aggressive and make hits, even when it wasn't the best play to recover the puck.

Agreed. Leafs fans are always bragging about having the most hits but don't realize it's because they never have the puck!

 

While we're on the subject of hits. The hits/shots counter at the Rock is very stingy when it comes to these things. You have to pretty much pull a Janssen on Kaberle to get credit for one


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:57 AM

I'm just gonna keep posting different line combinations whenever I think of ones that I like because why not? I'm pretty sure I'm on line combo #4.

 

Clowe-Zajac-Jagr

Henrique-Loktionov-Ryder

Zubrus-Elias-Bernier

Carter-Josefson-Gionta

 

I like the second line a lot, classic playmaker in the middle and two snipers on his wings.

 

This setup also takes care of the lack of righty shots playing RW.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:27 AM

ok I try mine :)

 

Clowe - Elias - Ryder

Henrique - Zajac - Jagr

Olesz - Loktionov - Zubrus

Carter - Josefson - Bernier

 

I Think Patty will play at center next season...


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:22 AM

Actaully I see Zubrus-Elias-Jagr line with the best chemistry line. For me it looks scarry. Size,skill,  playing style, same hockey IQ and experience. Creating space, playmaking and scoring touch in one line


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:36 AM

ok I try mine :)

 

Clowe - Elias - Ryder

Henrique - Zajac - Jagr

Olesz - Loktionov - Zubrus

Carter - Josefson - Bernier

 

I Think Patty will play at center next season...

 

I think I like this combo the best and I agree, Elias at this stage is best suited for Center. Also you get what should be balanced firepower as well as defensive responsibility. My only question is how Loki will do without real top flight talent on his line. Though i do think Zubes can use his size and open up some space for the other guys. 


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