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#41 NewarkDevil5

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:05 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 really like the look of those lines. I think that could really work. Loki should do fine with Olesz and Zubrus because while they're not "top flight talent" they're also not bottom line scrubs. That could be a dangerous line for opponents to underestimate.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:02 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. 

 

Why is Patty a lock for center? Yes, he played well at center when the team needed it and can play it again, but I think with how many center we have already;  Henrique, Zajac, Josefson, Carter, Loktionov.  Elias should be a wing.  Especially if we have Henrique, Zajac, and Loktionov can play on the top line with someone like Elias on their left wing.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:57 PM

Why is Patty a lock for center? Yes, he played well at center when the team needed it and can play it again, but I think with how many center we have already;  Henrique, Zajac, Josefson, Carter, Loktionov.  Elias should be a wing.  Especially if we have Henrique, Zajac, and Loktionov can play on the top line with someone like Elias on their left wing.

I don't think Patty is a lock for center but I do think that putting him in the middle and putting Henrique on the wing adds a whole new element/ number of line combination possibilities to the team.

 

I also think that Elias at center and Henrique on the wing* will benefit eachothers playing style.


Edited by Devs4LIFE, 26 July 2013 - 02:57 PM.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:35 PM

I would think a Clowe Zajac Ryder line would be great. Zajac would work great with Clowe and Ryder can be the finisher on that line.

 

Elias Loktionov Jagr

Clowe Zajac Ryder

Henrique Josefson Zubrus

Olesz Carter Bernier

 

*Pipe Dream*

 

Trade/Waive Volchenkov, Gionta, Tedenby, sign Grabo.

 

Elias Grabovski Jagr

Clowe Zajac Ryder

Henrique Loktionov Zubrus

Olesz/Josefson Carter Bernier

 

:dizzy:


Edited by Zubie#8, 26 July 2013 - 01:38 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:14 AM

Elias Loktionov Jagr

Clowe Zajac Ryder

Brunner Henrique Zubrus

Olesz Josefson Bernier

 

= win


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:17 PM

Why is Patty a lock for center? Yes, he played well at center when the team needed it and can play it again, but I think with how many center we have already;  Henrique, Zajac, Josefson, Carter, Loktionov.  Elias should be a wing.  Especially if we have Henrique, Zajac, and Loktionov can play on the top line with someone like Elias on their left wing.

Nobody said he was a lock, but I think it comes down to Henrique and Elias. Looking at both of their games, Elias is a great defensive forward with great passing ability, while Henrique is a hard worker with a good shot. I like both of their games, respectively, with Henrique as a wing and Elias as a center.


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:25 AM

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Tedenby-Elias-Zubrus

Clowe-Loktionov-Ryder

Carter-Gionta-Bernier


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:57 AM

Henrique-Zajac-Jagr
Tedenby-Elias-Zubrus
Clowe-Loktionov-Ryder
Carter-Gionta-Bernier



Tedenby isn't a 2nd line player, nor will he make the team over Josefson and Olesz
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Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:36 PM

I would think a Clowe Zajac Ryder line would be great. Zajac would work great with Clowe and Ryder can be the finisher on that line.

 

Elias Loktionov Jagr

Clowe Zajac Ryder

Henrique Josefson Zubrus

Olesz Carter Bernier

 

*Pipe Dream*

 

Trade/Waive Volchenkov, Gionta, Tedenby, sign Grabo.

 

Elias Grabovski Jagr

Clowe Zajac Ryder

Henrique Loktionov Zubrus

Olesz/Josefson Carter Bernier

 

:dizzy:

 

The pipe dream would be excellent and if not possible then I like the top choice. I think Elais Lokti and Jagr would be a great line and give other teams fits. The second line choice is solid. Can't wait to start the season.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:52 AM

Line predictions....my favorite game. I still think a trade is coming, but with the roster we have now I see the lines looking like this:

 

Elias-Zajac-Ryder

Henrique-Josefson-Jagr

Clowe-Loktionov-Zubrus

Carter-Gionta-Bernier

 

Extra:Barch/Olesz

 

So far this is the only set of lines that is even close to making sense.  Why would PDB break up our 4th line, because he went out and got Olesz?  Olesz hasn't even played a game in the NHL since 2011-12, where he played all of 6 games for the Hawks, then was sent down to the AHL. In 2 seasons with the IceHogs he played a total of 64 games, and had 60 points (24g - 36a).  I understand he doesn't have to be a prolific scorer, but why break up the chemistry Carter, Gio, and Berny have to test a experiment?  I think he does well in camp, but ends up in the AHL.  

 

In my opinion, this is how the lines will look on opening night:

 

Elias-Zajac-Ryder

Clowe-Henrique-Jagr

Josefson-Loktionov-Zubrus

Carter-Gionta-Bernier

 

Extra:Barch/Olesz

 

 

However I do expect that there will be a lot of moving guys around to find chemistry.  How those lines look, we will just have to wait and see.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:48 AM

The novelty of Carter-Gionta-Bernier has worn off by now though. Could you really say that they were all that good together last season? Olesz is an upgrade over Gionta no matter which way you look at it. He was buried in the AHL because of a big contract that was holding the Hawks back, not because he is not an NHL level player. Also 19 points in 14 games last season does look good, even if it was AHL.

 

I think there will be a lot of competition between Loktionov, Josefson, and Olesz to get a non-fourth line spot on the roster.

 

I could see something like this:

 

Elias-Zajac-Ryder

Clowe-Loktionov-Jagr

Henrique-Josefson-Zubrus

Olesz-Carter-Bernier

 

or

 

Elias-Zajac-Ryder

Clowe-Loktionov-Jagr

Olesz-Henrique-Zubrus

Carter-Josefson-Bernier

 

We all hope Josefson will get his shot centering the third line for an extended period, but you never know what PDB will decide.


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