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#1 Mandango

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:37 PM

Hey guys,

I was just wondering on your thoughts as to who will replace Kesler as the 2nd line center. In my opinion I would like to give Schroeder a chance like we did Hodgson. However this really depends on if he shows he is NHL ready during pre-season. Should he not preform to expectations I think Lapierre could hold the fort down until Kesler gets back.

Your thoughts?

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:42 PM

1. It's highly probable that he won't miss any games.
2. Even if he does, it will be 10, tops.
3. During that time we'll see a mish-mash of veteran players and prospects given shots until his return.
4. The available mish-mash of players available depends on what Gillis does during the summer. Heck, Kesler's NTC doesn't kick in until next season. Maybe he'll be dumped in an epic swap for Dion Phaneuf. Cheers.


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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:42 PM

Lappy will.....AV won't let a youngster step up right away - a good Hodgson couldn't even get up there, so it'll likely be a veteran player and Lappy is the perfect guy.

Who will fill in for Kesler though? I'm guessing Jensen will get called up for sure to start the year, and Schroeder will play games here and there while Jensen becomes a regular, at least as long as Kesler is out for.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:43 PM

Lapierre is our 3rd line center now. He'll be in for Kesler.

Guy has the potentially to turn into an impact player he just needs a bit more experience, coaching, and ice time.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:47 PM

keslers missing important ice time..with the team again. he won't be coming back to center the second line he'll most likely stick to a wing..with the hip and shoulder..my god whatta shame were gonna miss out on full potential again from this guy..i feel a trade coming, for some d. higgins will probably put the second line on his back bringing ebbett in for the fourth line and leaving lappy or pahlsson on the third. whatta shame, pure talent going to waste.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:56 PM

Honestly, gillis should sign a free agent centre to a 1-yr deal. Have Shroeder centre the 3rd line and Lappy the fourth, then whom ever gillis signs is on the 2nd line.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:01 PM

Schroeder!!!

It's his time, Lappy is capable but we should give Schroeder the chance, if he does well, he stays on the team and that is a huge bonus, if not then when Kes gets back Schroeder gets some more time with the Wolves and someone else plays on the 3rd line.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:01 PM

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:07 PM

1. It's highly probable that he won't miss any games.
2. Even if he does, it will be 10, tops.
3. During that time we'll see a mish-mash of veteran players and prospects given shots until his return.
4. The available mish-mash of players available depends on what Gillis does during the summer. Heck, Kesler's NTC doesn't kick in until next season. Maybe he'll be dumped in an epic swap for Dion Phaneuf. Cheers.


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Six months from now is the end of October beginning of November. Kesler will miss about 10 games. Honestly I'd like to see him take enough time off to be sure he is one hundred percent before coming back and by that I mean in conditioning as well not just how well his shoulder has healed. I think his conditioning was a bit off this year which is what likely led to the shoulder injury.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:09 PM

I am sure Gillis will think of something, no need to hash up something that is months away. We dont know who we are going to get or let go in the offseason. We still have trades to be made, draft picks to be made, and guys signed or not. So yeah. This is pointless. I know everyone is bored and they are looking for something to do...but its too early.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:16 PM

Cody Hodg...

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:16 PM

Steve Reinprecht could be an option to hold the fort down til Kes is back, nd he is already ours.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:16 PM

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:20 PM

It's only a month-6 weeks he'll miss. We're gonna make playoffs regardless so there's no point In signing someone or making a trade. It'll probably be Schroeder

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:22 PM

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:23 PM

Free Agent?

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:25 PM

Steve Reinprecht could be an option to hold the fort down til Kes is back, nd he is already ours.

That is if we resign him
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:26 PM

well we should put lappy
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:28 PM

DON'T PUT LAPPY IN 2ND LINE HIS IS 3RD LINERS Give Schroeder a chance. I am pretty sure He can full fill the 2nd line role or 3rd line role.

I am excited to see how our prospects will do in NHL.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:31 PM

Schroeder is he does enough at camp

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:36 PM

Hodgson


I say Martin Brodeur - his 3 points in 11 playoff games is more than Hodgson would tally, and he is good in his own end...

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:37 PM

Alexandre Despatie!

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:40 PM

It's only a month-6 weeks he'll miss. We're gonna make playoffs regardless so there's no point In signing someone or making a trade. It'll probably be Schroeder

There's no gurantee that we'll make the playoffs.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:43 PM

We WILL have a new key body in camp who is a center, via trade or free agency. Plus Schroeder pushing for a spot & we already have Lapierre & Malhotra who will both be here.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:44 PM

Unless we sign someone different...

Possibly Ebbett gets a chance.. Maybe Reinprecht if we have the cap room...

Sedin
Ebbett/Reinprecht/UFA
Malhotra
Lappy

If Malhotra can't handle the third line again, switch him with Lappy

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:47 PM

I was on your Maple Laughs site; plenty of Leaf fans who would be happy to trade Phaneuf for Lou.

I would do it at our end, as long as we got a good prospect back also to value up against taking Phaneuf's crappy contract, which has a sick cap value! :rolleyes:

edit; but doubt Kesler is sold off Mike Richards / Carter style. We do not have a Giroux behind Kess to make trading him possible. That idea is just plain stupid!

1. It's highly probable that he won't miss any games.
2. Even if he does, it will be 10, tops.
3. During that time we'll see a mish-mash of veteran players and prospects given shots until his return.
4. The available mish-mash of players available depends on what Gillis does during the summer. Heck, Kesler's NTC doesn't kick in until next season. Maybe he'll be dumped in an epic swap for Dion Phaneuf. Cheers.


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Edited by Canuck Surfer, 08 May 2012 - 04:50 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:48 PM

History repeats itself.

Kesler.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:50 PM

Grigorenko?

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:50 PM

Kane played 2nd line C this season didn't he?








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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:53 PM

Unless we sign someone different...

Possibly Ebbett gets a chance.. Maybe Reinprecht if we have the cap room...

Sedin
Ebbett/Reinprecht/UFA
Malhotra
Lappy

If Malhotra can't handle the third line again, switch him with Lappy


Reinprecht and Ebbett are both UFAs this summer. I think there is a chance Ebbett re-signs for 1 more year but I doubt Reinprecht does.
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