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Schroeder or Ebbett?

Who would you choose to replace Kesler?   125 members have voted

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So after watching some Wolves games this year and tonight's scrimmage, if you were the coach, who would you choose to replace Kesler?

Schroeder or Ebbett?

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Can someone else be an option?

If so, I choose someone else.

Neither Ebbett nor Schroeder are 2nd line calibre players.

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If it's between only the two of them I'd have to say Schroeder. We need to get younger and we need to give our draft picks a chance to prove themselves. Otherwise, why are we drafting anyone? We should just trade our picks for players and not even show up on the draft floor lol

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i voted schroeder though i've been saying ebbett up until today. start with schroeder, keep ebbett around for his versatility. he played well for us last year but i think this is schroeders time.

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I dont like ebbett, I think arniel was stupid to say ebbet was the better forward.

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They both pretty much bring the same thing to the table at this point.

Ebbett has pretty much shown what his celiling is in the NHL, whereas Schroeder is just getting his chance.

I don't think either of them are second liners at this point, but I would go with Schroeder as a center on the 2a/2b line. Even if he's not part of this teams future, they've gotta start boosting his value. They're not doing that by keeping him from playing.

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Ebbett isn't a NHL quality player, he should be playing in the AHL full time.

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This is the third line c position in a shortened season with the second line demolished,already.

One candidate has played 2c with Getzlaf and Perry and one has never played an NHL game.

I agree there is a necessity to slot Schroeder in for all the progressive reasons but with the lockout scenario and now both Booth and Kesler out the conclusion seems all but a foregone conclusion.

Schroeder will get fair time and probably see a few NHL games for the experience.

Ebbett is a veteran,can play/has played all three forward positions and has hundreds of games of professional experience under his belt,including second round playoff duties.

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We've seen what Ebbett brings to the team. He's good for depth, but not a 2C. Schroeder also doesn't look like 2C material, but at least he has a chance to be one.

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With the given roster I'd probably use Lapierre on the second myself. I'd put him between either Higgins and Hansen or Raymond and Burrows. I think he could handle the minutes if he's in such great shape. :bigblush:

To answer your question though, I'd give Schroeder the first shot at the third line spot with a couple good two way players on either side - either of the pairs above I think give him a good chance to be successful. However I haven't sat in AV's seat and watched the two this week, so my opinion is based upon the boost I think young players can bring to a lineup with their energy and enthusiasm. I can imagine Schroeder'd be dying for the opportunity.

I'd also start by giving Kassian time with the twins, which I think would be good for his confidence, development, and to have that pushback presence on the ice with them, particularly after Daniel's injury. He's also the only natural RW on the roster other than Hansen, with top 9/6/3 potential, so I say let it rip. If the Canucks really needed a goal they could always load back up with Burrows situationally. Again, deciding upon lines without knowing the opponent and matchups...

I think that could give the lineup as much balance as possible though with the absences of Kesler and Booth, and the two rookies would be matched up with solid veterans.

If they struggle, obviously we have other options, but I think they could both do well in those roles. Depending on the opponent, I might be tempted to use Ebbett in Lapierre's position as the 2nd C on the fourth line, particularly if the Canucks needed a bit more scoring from the bottom of the lineup as opposed to grit.

Schroeder centering the second - I don't know if I'd start him there - more pressure and tougher matchups - I'd reduce those by giving Lapierre the vote of confidence.

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They both pretty much bring the same thing to the table at this point.

Ebbett has pretty much shown what his celiling is in the NHL, whereas Schroeder is just getting his chance.

I don't think either of them are second liners at this point, but I would go with Schroeder as a center on the 2a/2b line. Even if he's not part of this teams future, they've gotta start boosting his value. They're not doing that by keeping him from playing.

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With the given roster I'd probably use Lapierre on the second myself. I'd put him between either Higgins and Hansen or Raymond and Burrows.

To answer your question though, I'd give Schroeder the first shot at the third line spot with a couple good two way players on either side, either of the pairs above I think give him a good chance to be successful.

I'd also start by giving Kassian time with the twins, which I think would be good for his confidence, development, and to have that pushback presence on the ice with them, particularly after Daniel's injury.

I think this would give the lineup as much balance as possible with the absences, and the two rookies would be matched up with solid veterans.

If they struggle, we have other options, but I think they'd both do well in those roles.

Schroeder centering the second - I don't know if I'd start him there - more pressure and tougher matchups - I'd reduce those by giving Lapierre the vote of confidence.

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I think everybody wants J-Schroed over Ebbett ...

Ebbett's an older journeyman, Schroeder's a young 1st round pick by the Canucks with potential.

Easy to see what the fans would want. Not so easy to see what the team wants right now.

I hope it's Schroeder because I'd love to see what he can do on the ice. But AV and the coaching staff doesn't make decisions based on "what they'd love to see what a player can do". They make decisions based on who can play better right now.

I hope their answer to the latter question is "Schroeder". But I really don't know. I just hope it is Schroeder.

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Why is he not part of this team's future? Because they took the time to develop him properly?

He's a talented player, maybe he's in our plans and its time to give him a real shot.

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I love Lappiere but he hit the post on an empty net in a scrimmage, he is not the guy to be on the second line

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I've defended him just as much as anybody on here. All I meant is that the team might want to go a different direction and add more size to this team. Nodbody really knows.

They've been reluctant to give him a shot till now. Hopefully this is it for him, we'll have to wait and see. But if he does become expendable next season, he'll have more value having played this season.

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