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#1 Merci

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

Kesler and Booth will be coming back, maybe not for a few weeks, but they will be coming back. Once they are everyone will be slotted down 2 spots. Schneider and Luongo will both play great. And with what we have seen from:

Weise
Garrison
Edler
Tanev
Kassian
Lapierre
Hansen
Higgins

We know we have comfortable depth, Weise and Lapierre are playing like top 3rd line players, Hansen and Higgins are pushing to be 2nd line wingers, Kassian is going beast mode with the Sedins, and you can tell the cerebral part of his game is going to develop at an insane rate. Garrison and Edler? Are you kidding me it's like we just got Salo back 15 years younger.

Besides some rust, on goaltenders, and especially the defensive system. And Especially Andrew Ebbet the team looks great.

With Kesler/Booth back

Sedin Sedin Kassian
Booth Kesler Hansen
Higgins Lapierre Burrows
Weise Malhotra Volpatti

Edler Garrison
Hamhuis Bieksa
Ballard Tanev
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Gaunce is wayy cooler though, Gaunce is the kind of guy you want to bring with you to Costco

 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:15 PM

Yeah I can't wait for those two to be back. Even if just Kesler comes back, we're set
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:15 PM

Kesler will probably suck for a while.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:17 PM

I don't see Kesler being the same. If he is, look out.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:18 PM

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Kesler will probably suck for a while.


Ill take a crappy Kesler over Ebbett any day
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:20 PM

I don't want Kesler back for another 2 weeks. If the management rushes him again (looks like they might with the latest report... from 6 weeks to 10 days???), Kesler might just become useless.

We won't miss the playoffs without him for a few weeks. Let him heal up, please. We need a healthy Kesler in the post-season for once.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:22 PM

Ill take a crappy Kesler over Ebbett any day


I'll take a crapy anyone over Ebbett any day.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

Ebbett hasn't and isn't doing much right now. man, we need Kesler back anchoring the second line.

The team is in shambles. They don't look confident.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:26 PM

ya im sure kesler right now would be better than a healthy ebbet
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

Although I like the guy, I hope we trade Malhotra and get somebody who can play better than him. It's just not working out!
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

You know I think looking at the results, a lot of the fans forget that we have a Selke trophy winner, and a top 6 power forward on the Shelf. If we had to go the whole season without them, this team is still good enough to squeak into the playoffs, add In Kes and Booth, and his team is right up there with STL as the class of the West

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:29 PM

I wouldn't mind seeing Raymond as a center. He has a good mentality for it, looks to pass when entering the zone, has the speed to backcheck and set up some decent plays these 2 games. Give him Kassian and Weise/Hansen on the wing, couldn't be as bad as the constantly jumbled mess middle 6 we currently have. Gives a chance to get rid of Ebbet.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:31 PM

Can we just call up Schroeder already, once again Ebbett does nothing
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:33 PM

Unstoppable? No. Better? Definitely.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:39 PM

I just dont know why Vigneault would not play lappy on the third line in the 3rd period it made no sense to me the guy was a plus 1 and was also very responsible defensively, i hop vigneault plays lappy with higgins and hansen togeher again next game, so they can develop chemistry
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:40 PM

Kesler and Booth will be coming back, maybe not for a few weeks, but they will be coming back. Once they are everyone will be slotted down 2 spots. Schneider and Luongo will both play great. And with what we have seen from:

Weise
Garrison
Edler
Tanev
Kassian
Lapierre
Hansen
Higgins

We know we have comfortable depth, Weise and Lapierre are playing like top 3rd line players, Hansen and Higgins are pushing to be 2nd line wingers, Kassian is going beast mode with the Sedins, and you can tell the cerebral part of his game is going to develop at an insane rate. Garrison and Edler? Are you kidding me it's like we just got Salo back 15 years younger.

Besides some rust, on goaltenders, and especially the defensive system. And Especially Andrew Ebbet the team looks great.

With Kesler/Booth back

Sedin Sedin Kassian
Booth Kesler Hansen
Higgins Lapierre Burrows
Weise Malhotra Volpatti

Edler Garrison
Hamhuis Bieksa
Ballard Tanev

agreed
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:41 PM

I don't want Kesler back for another 2 weeks. If the management rushes him again (looks like they might with the latest report... from 6 weeks to 10 days???), Kesler might just become useless.

We won't miss the playoffs without him for a few weeks. Let him heal up, please. We need a healthy Kesler in the post-season for once.


10 days is just till he skates with the team. It'll be a while after that that he starts really practicing shooting and participating in team practices. And even when he does come back, he'll suck for a while.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

I dont see Burrows being put on the 3rd line.. and hopefully Kes doesnt return too soon and he comes back 100% this time.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:00 AM

I heard that Kesler is expected to skate with the team in the next 7-10 days. Not too sure how reliable that is though.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:03 AM

Team is going to be unstoppable with Kesler back


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:04 AM

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Team is going to be unstoppable with Kesler back


........Chicago, Boston and L.A. say hi .


Cities cant talk...

what a noob! :lol:

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:08 AM

Hopefully he comes back with vengeance.

I also hope you are right about Kassian being consistent enough to stay on the top line... You know AV isn't going to keep him there unless he is extremely consistent.

Also, I find it interesting that Raymond isn't in your line-up, I hope that is true as well at this point.

Edited by Teemu Selšnne, 21 January 2013 - 12:10 AM.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:16 AM

This team needs Kesler bad and it couldn't be more obvious.

As far as Ebbett goes he is exactly as useless as I thought he would be. When I watched the Wolves play he didn't even look good then so how the hell is he gonna look good in the NHL on a second line no less lol

He needs to get sent down and Schroeder needs to be called up. Schroeder at worst will add far more to the team and should enhance the second lines chances of scoring and creating offense.

That game tying pp goal the Coilers scored was on that plug Ebbetts dumb late game penalty. I say end the experiment and get rid of him.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:18 AM

Sedin Sedin Burrows
Booth Kesler Kassian

Merry Christmas. Hopefully this will be a reality soon.

Edited by playboi19, 21 January 2013 - 12:19 AM.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:21 AM

I doubt Kesler will be scoring at a 60 point pace, more like a 20 goal, 40-50 point pace when he returns. Honestly not expecting anything amazing from him. Here's our lines when they all come back though...scary...

Sedin - Sedin - Kassian
Booth - Kesler - Higgins
Burrows - Lapierre - Hansen
Weise - Malhotra - Raymond

Our bottom-6 is essentially made up of 2nd line wingers which speaks volumes of our depth.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:41 AM

If Kassian can stick on that top line Kes and Burr will be playing together, not even a chance they won't. They're unbelievable together.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:42 AM

Its clear we need Kesler back, or perhaps a decent second line center for the time being, however I would not go as far as being unstopable...
Kesler might take a while to get to where he once was and hopefully he can... In order for this team to be unstopable, we need all players to fill their roles, and then we will get a crack of being unstopable...
For the time being, I fear for this team as we start to take on more elite teams like Chicago, St Louis, Minnesota, SJS and atm it seems like were strugging vs bottom feeders....

One step at the time, however there is not as much time as in a full season, so better smarten up.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:43 AM

If Kassian can stick on that top line Kes and Burr will be playing together, not even a chance they won't. They're unbelievable together.


Agreed & Higgins has stated that he is uncomfortable at RW and AV never puts him there.

Edit: Although, Booth on the RW and a line of Higgins - Kesler - Booth did show a little flash of promise last year..

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:47 AM

Kesler will probably suck for a while.


lol...kind of true!
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:50 AM

I think Kes needs to quit his day time jobs with Tim Hortons and Save on Food before he starts skating again ;)
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