Jump to content

Photo

Can we get some line speculation going here please?


  • Please log in to reply
129 replies to this topic

#1 njdevsftw

njdevsftw

    Senior Devil

  • Contributor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 787 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:13 PM

I'm pretty excited about the recent additions (granted I was about Brunner/Ryder as well so wtf do I know), but I am having a hard time figuring out how our lines will actually look after this. Could I get some heavyweights to weigh in? I'll make a feeble first attempt.

 

Zubrus, Zajac, Jagr

Cammalleri, Elias, Havlat

Clowe, Henrique, Ryder

xxx , Rutuu, Brunner

 

 

CBGB?


  • 0
Posted Image

#2 Martyisth3b3st

Martyisth3b3st

    Darth Brodeur

  • Contributor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,138 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:25 PM

If Zubrus gets first line minutes and Henrique gets third, I'll jump out of the window my my apartment.
  • 1

2008, 2010, 2011 Pat Burns winner for 'Most emotional poster'
2011 UDX Signature award winner

Posted Image


#3 njdevsftw

njdevsftw

    Senior Devil

  • Contributor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 787 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:33 PM

1st floor or higher?


  • 0
Posted Image

#4 devils102

devils102

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 905 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:49 PM

Yeah I gotta agree with that sentiment. I think with Ruutu and Cammalleri on the team, Zubrus may end up on the third and fourth line most of the season barring injuries or a slump for Ruutu. Beyond that it's a pretty tricky lineup to figure out.

 

Rutuu, Zajac, Jagr

Cammalleri, Elias, Henrique

Clowe, Josefson, Havlat

 Zubrus,Gionta , Ryder

 

Brunner

 

?


Edited by devils102, 05 July 2014 - 03:49 PM.

  • 0
Posted Image

#5 njdevsftw

njdevsftw

    Senior Devil

  • Contributor
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 787 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:56 PM

Yeah well, I actually agree myself.. Just can't figure out the lines, hence this post. :P


  • 1
Posted Image

#6 grcenter47

grcenter47

    Assistant Coach

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,341 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 04:25 PM

i think its evident that havlat will be playing with elias. i wonder if cammalleri will be first line or not


  • 0

#7 RizzMB30

RizzMB30

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 901 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 04:27 PM

Cammalleri-Zajac-Jagr
Henrique-Elias-Havlat
Clowe-Josefson-Ruutu/Ryder/Brunner
Carter-Gio-Zubrus
Bernier

Greene-Merril
Gelinas-Larsson
Salvador-Zids

Here's why.  Cammalleri will add some speed to the possession game that Jagr and Zajac have shown they can play.  Camms can also help that line with finishing and I think they'll do a lot of damage.  May have to worry about defensive responsibility, but Zajac has shown he can really carry a line defensively.  Henrique and Elias are another pairing that you want to keep together.  Henrique put up 25 goals last year playing a lot with Elias, add in Marty Havlat and hopefully the chemistry is there.  I'd realy like to see Yayo start out the season as a 3rd line center.  He can win draws, is a responsible defensive player and hopefully this is his year.  Clowe can play with Zajac and Jagr as well, but that's a whole lot of slow on one line.  Then you have Ruutu as well.  That's a 3rd line that can check, score(dear god hopefully), and when either Clowe or Havlat goes down due to injury, we have Brunner and Ryder who can jump into spots.  At least with how the roster stands right now.  I'm hoping Carter comes back but I have a feeling the Rangers are in on him, but I like Gio, Carter and Zubs for the fourth line.  They basically just have to not be scored on a lot.  Zubrus gives the line size, and can play physical like Carter and Gio.  It might be a stretch to get him to do that with how his body is breaking down, but it would be great if he can kind of fall into that role.  The defense speaks for itself and is pretty set.  There will be growing pains, but I think Merril and Larsson are very ready an will be okay.  Gelinas hopefully can perform in limited minutes with Salvador, who can be that fall back guy for Gelly and hopefully teach Gelinas how to be more sound defensively.  I think that is in Sal.  
 


  • 0

This fan will never forget Scott Stevens.

 believe-ll.jpgbelieve-devs.jpg

 


#8 grcenter47

grcenter47

    Assistant Coach

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,341 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 04:29 PM

would harrold be our 7th defenseman


  • 0

#9 Devils Pride 26

Devils Pride 26

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,085 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 05:03 PM

i think its evident that havlat will be playing with elias. i wonder if cammalleri will be first line or not


Yeah, definitely.

I think it's too early to project lines as I doubt we go into camp with this roster. However, there are things I would like to see:

Henrique playing wing - he's much better there
Zubrus for PK and 4th line only.
Havlat playing with Elias
Cam given the first crack to play with Jagr and Zajac
Ruutu given the next shot if that doesn't work out

That said, I really do think Lou is trying to pry Kane away from Winnipeg. Give them a first, a defensemen of their choice, Ryder/Brunner, and Boucher if necessary. Ryder gives them a live body and someone who could score 20 off the bat.

Kane Zajac Jagr
Cam Elias Havlat
Henrique Ruutu Clowe
Zubrus Gionta Bernier

Brunner

Swap Havlat and Henrique if Havlat struggles mightily
  • 0

#10 William D'Aquila

William D'Aquila

    Albany Devil

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 207 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 05:07 PM

Kane is the antithesis of everything the Devils believe in.


  • 0

#11 Devils Pride 26

Devils Pride 26

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,085 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 05:07 PM

Kane is the antithesis of everything the Devils believe in.

So was Kovalchuk
  • 0

#12 RizzMB30

RizzMB30

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 901 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 05:10 PM

Yeah, definitely.

I think it's too early to project lines as I doubt we go into camp with this roster. However, there are things I would like to see:

Henrique playing wing - he's much better there
Zubrus for PK and 4th line only.
Havlat playing with Elias
Cam given the first crack to play with Jagr and Zajac
Ruutu given the next shot if that doesn't work out

That said, I really do think Lou is trying to pry Kane away from Winnipeg. Give them a first, a defensemen of their choice, Ryder/Brunner, and Boucher if necessary. Ryder gives them a live body and someone who could score 20 off the bat.

Kane Zajac Jagr
Cam Elias Havlat
Henrique Ruutu Clowe
Zubrus Gionta Bernier

Brunner

Swap Havlat and Henrique if Havlat struggles mightily

It would be the 2015 first and I don't know if any team is going to give that up lightly.  I just don't see a big trade like that happening.  You really hurt the teams defense if you give up one of our young Dmen.  I can see Brunner or Ryder being traded for a 2nd or 3rd, but that's probably stretching it.  I think this is the year where the Devils want to actually grow and develop their youth, not trade it away.  They had to do it in 06-07 when Parise, Zajac, and Martin were emerging players.   


  • 0

This fan will never forget Scott Stevens.

 believe-ll.jpgbelieve-devs.jpg

 


#13 DH26

DH26

    All-Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,730 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 05:22 PM

Kane is the antithesis of everything the Devils believe in.

 

someone's been reading too much from the Winnipeg media 


  • 0
Follow Me on Twitter @mtorino75 I Need Followers!

Visit My Devils Blog! www.theTrapezoidConspiracy.com
Rutgers-New Brunswick '11, Rutgers School of Law-Newark '14

#14 William D'Aquila

William D'Aquila

    Albany Devil

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 207 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 05:37 PM

So was Kovalchuk

 

From a playing style, sure. By all accounts Kovalchuk was a good teammate.

 

Lou will never acquire Kane.


  • 0

#15 RizzMB30

RizzMB30

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 901 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 05:47 PM

From a playing style, sure. By all accounts Kovalchuk was a good teammate.

 

Lou will never acquire Kane.

Never say never.  I'm sure people would have been saying the same thing if someone ran the possibility of Kovy coming to New Jersey by this board.  I wouldn't put it past Lou, but we don't have the assets to acquire Kane.  Lou isn't going to give up any of the young defenseman, minus Gelinas.  


  • 0

This fan will never forget Scott Stevens.

 believe-ll.jpgbelieve-devs.jpg

 


#16 MadDog2020

MadDog2020

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,747 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 06:09 PM

If Zubrus gets first line minutes and Henrique gets third, I'll jump out of the window my my apartment.

I'll do you one better and jump off the roof of mine.
  • 0
iq0p.pngUploaded with ImageShack.com

#17 MadDog2020

MadDog2020

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,747 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 06:15 PM

Kane is the antithesis of everything the Devils believe in.

Yeah I think Lou has an eye on Winnipeg, but I think its Blake Wheeler that's the target. Lou tried signing him when he was a college free agent, and he's the type of player Lou loves. Whether he can get him or not is another story, but that's the guy I believe he's after if we're gonna make a trade.

Edited by MadDog2020, 05 July 2014 - 06:16 PM.

  • 0
iq0p.pngUploaded with ImageShack.com

#18 RizzMB30

RizzMB30

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 901 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 06:22 PM

Yeah I think Lou has an eye on Winnipeg, but I think its Blake Wheeler that's the target. Lou tried signing him when he was a college free agent, and he's the type of player Lou loves. Whether he can get him or not is another story, but that's the guy I believe he's after if we're gonna make a trade.

I could see Wheeler coming here before Kane.  He wouldn't require as much at least.  Send Ryder, a high pick, and one of our young defenseman.  Boom, we have another winger who can pot 30 goals.  


  • 0

This fan will never forget Scott Stevens.

 believe-ll.jpgbelieve-devs.jpg

 


#19 Jas0nMacIsaac

Jas0nMacIsaac

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,373 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 06:29 PM

Havlat should play with Elias until he proves he can't. Cammalleri will play with Zajac and Jagr.


  • 0
A true leader is one who knows when to step aside for others to lead.

#20 Jerseydevils0324

Jerseydevils0324

    Albany Devil

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 189 posts

Posted 05 July 2014 - 06:38 PM

Here's what I think would make the team most balanced 

Cammalleri-Zajac-Jagr
Ruutu-Henrique-Ryder
Clowe-Elias-Havlat
Zubrus-Josefson-Brunner

There's a solid physical presence on each line, as well as a decent finisher.


Edited by Jerseydevils0324, 05 July 2014 - 06:39 PM.

  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users