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6 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Based on preseason line combos, looked like Palms was going to be on the top line, not Bratt.  Which to me makes more sense anyway...those three always clicked well when put together (I know Bratt did early last season, but for now I would've preferred Palms on with Nico and Hall). 

Guessing Q gets the early chance.  Stafford better be here strictly as insurance.  If Stafford's in the lineup over Q for the first game, then why even have Q make the team to begin with? 

Yeah I noticed Palms was getting time on the top line, and it's hard to argue that they didn't have chemistry and didn't produce, but just for balance's sake, I think I'd prefer to see and keep Palms on the 2nd line.  Bratt's still a pretty big question mark if you ask me (granted he's still very young), and I don't think I want to see him on the 2nd line, especially with another large question mark in Zacha.  

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I would think Wood should get top 6 minutes with Bratt out. 

Also, what’s up with Boyle on the wing? 

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Nothing like a freak injury to kick the season off right. 

I want Stafford to succeed. He seems like a good guy. But I'm afraid it's just going to be more of him shanking shots in the slot. 

The good news is now everyone will crap on Stafford, so maybe Zacha can get a break haha

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1 minute ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

Nothing like a freak injury to kick the season off right. 

I want Stafford to succeed. He seems like a good guy. But I'm afraid it's just going to be more of him shanking shots in the slot. 

The good news is now everyone will crap on Stafford, so maybe Zacha can get a break haha

Stafford is the extra forward for now.... hopefully it stays that way.

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8 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

Stafford is the extra forward for now.... hopefully it stays that way.

Oh he's gonna get in some games. These guys always seem to. He'll probably be in Thursday so I can face palm in person. 

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22 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

I would think Wood should get top 6 minutes with Bratt out. 

Also, what’s up with Boyle on the wing? 

I don't like Noesen on the 2nd line. But if those lines are written correctly, he's on the opposite side from Wood. Out of the guys on the right side, it makes sense. 

Same re: Boyle, I don't like it unless Amanda just wrote it in the wrong order, which she has done previously. 

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2 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

I don't like Noesen on the 2nd line. But if those lines are written correctly, he's on the opposite side from Wood. Out of the guys on the right side, it makes sense. 

Same re: Boyle, I don't like it unless Amanda just wrote it in the wrong order, which she has done previously. 

I’ll panic when the lines are the same at 1030 my time tomorrow for warmups. Not a fan of the lines either as they are though.

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I'm not gonna worry too much about the lines yet. Its the first game of the season. Other than the top line, a bunch of those combinations will probably change halfway through the 1st period tomorrow anyway

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1 hour ago, MadDog2020 said:

I really feel bad for Bratt. This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity. 

That little girl looks thrilled beyond words.

Anyway, with Bratt’s injury I hope they give Wood a chance on the second line.

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15 minutes ago, devlman said:

That little girl looks thrilled beyond words.

She's too busy thinking about Swedish Fish. 

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19 minutes ago, devlman said:

That little girl looks thrilled beyond words.

Anyway, with Bratt’s injury I hope they give Wood a chance on the second line.

She's waiting for Eddie Lack to show up.

4 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

She's too busy thinking about Swedish Fish. 

In Sweden, are they just fish?

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9 minutes ago, sammyk said:

In Sweden, are they just fish?

Mind blown. 

In the ocean, are they just Swedish???

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Really upset about the Bratt injury, he was looking like another Hall on our lineup at times this preseason. He looked like he took a big step, what a sh!tty way to start the season. I'd feel for him regardless because it's obvious he put a lot of work in this summer, but the fact that this game is in Sweden makes it even tougher.

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Would be worse if it was a leg or a groin. He'll miss like 5-7 games, that's not the end of the world. 

That he has to miss the game in Sweden, on a personal level, is what really sucks. I am sure he was very much looking forward to it. 

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1 minute ago, NJDevils1214 said:

Any way I can read all of this? 

Was going to say the same - many people have posted articles and links to TheAthletic on here in the past few months, and while they're good stories, I can never read them all because you have to be a member and pay/subscribe.  

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19 minutes ago, NJDevils1214 said:

Any way I can read all of this? 

I think you have to have a subscription to The Athletic.

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18 minutes ago, NJDfan1711 said:

Was going to say the same - many people have posted articles and links to TheAthletic on here in the past few months, and while they're good stories, I can never read them all because you have to be a member and pay/subscribe.  

They're banking on putting out enough quality content that people buck up and get a subscription. They're doing a good job, I've certainly considered getting one lately. ESPN and Yahoo aren't running the kind of stories they are lol

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