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#61 Pouria

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

once again , what makes you think kesler will be up to game speed


Gillis will probably trade for a center if Kesler is not up to the task. We aren't going into playoffs with a rookie on our 2nd line. We might as well just go for draft picks if that was the case and we didn't trade for any suitable centers.

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#62 Mookie Wilson

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:58 PM

Sedin Sedin Burrows
Booth Kesler Higgins
Raymond Schroeder Hansen
Volpatti Lapierre Kassian

Malhotra to rotate with Volpatti, depending on the match-up. Kassian to get spot duty in the top-9, as well as PP time. Weise to the Wolves if waivers not required. Otherwise, Barker to the Wolves and Weise to the press box.

Schroeder has looked good with Raymond and Hansen. The AMEX gets re-united. Kassian's demotion is a shame, but he fits well on the 4th line, and hopefully AV can get creative to keep his minutes up. None of the top-9 forwards fit on the fourth line, and all have been deserving of their spots.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:19 AM

Sedin Sedin Kassian
Burrows Kesler Hansen
Raymond Schroeder Booth
Higgins Lapierre Volpatti

(larger opponents)

Sedin Sedin Burrows
Booth Kesler Kassian
Raymond Schroeder Hansen
Higgins Malholtra Lapierre

(speedier opponents)

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:03 AM

I really would like to see Schroeder center the 2nd line and Kes moved to the wing. I know Canucks management believes Kesler is best suited as a hybrid centre/winger.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:18 AM

I'm gonna get flamed and trolled for this but here goes....

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
Kesler-Lappy-Kassian
Higgins-Schroeder-Hansen
Volpatti-Manny-Booth/Raymond (trade one of them with Luongo...then when we get "said player" we'll worry about where to put him) ::D

Edited by Just Jimmy, 10 February 2013 - 09:18 AM.


#66 Mookie Wilson

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:24 AM

I really would like to see Schroeder center the 2nd line and Kes moved to the wing. I know Canucks management believes Kesler is best suited as a hybrid centre/winger.


How do you know that?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:25 AM

I posted this in another thread...

Something to ponder...

Twins - Kes
Booth - Burr - Kass
MayRay - JShray - Hansen
Malhotra - Lappy - Higgy

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:31 AM

How do you know that?


An interview on 1040 with Gilman last summer


"Ryan is a finisher, he's a shooter and he's a unique centre iceman," explained Gilman, "but some of the best hockey Kesler played in my time here is when he played right wing, with Mats Sundin in the middle." He continued to discuss a scenario in which the Canucks might consider moving Ryan Kesler over to the wing, "When you have assets like Jordan Schroeder you have the luxury of maybe playing Ryan with other players."


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:13 AM

An interview on 1040 with Gilman last summer


"Ryan is a finisher, he's a shooter and he's a unique centre iceman," explained Gilman, "but some of the best hockey Kesler played in my time here is when he played right wing, with Mats Sundin in the middle." He continued to discuss a scenario in which the Canucks might consider moving Ryan Kesler over to the wing, "When you have assets like Jordan Schroeder you have the luxury of maybe playing Ryan with other players."


Interesting.

But I don't think we'd have the depth at centre necessary to pull it off. I don't like the idea of both Lapierre and Malhotra centering lines, and nor do I like the idea of Burrows or another winger playing centre.

EDIT: perhaps Gillis is targeting a centre in return for Luongo.

Edited by Mookie Wilson, 10 February 2013 - 10:14 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:21 AM

I think we may see a lot of juggling until we find some combo's that work, but here is a thought from me:

D. Sedin - H. Sedin - Kassian
Schroeder - Kesler - Burrows (Speed and defensively responsible)
Booth - Lappy - Raymond/Hansen
Higgins - Manny - Hansen/Raymond
Save Weise and/or Volpatti for teams where we need more grit or toughness

We have a lot of depth, its really difficult trying to find spots for everyone. I love Lapierre, but I wonder if he is more suited for a 4th line C rather than 3rd, but i would be VERY comfortable going into the playoffs with this line up. Gillis should feel no pressure what so ever to trade LU at this point. This team very well could be better than the one we had in 2011...just need to stay healthy.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:50 AM

D. Sedin-H. Sedin -Burrows
Booth- Kesler- Kassian
Raymond-Schroeder-Hansen
Higgins-Lapierre-Malhotra---- My logic for this one is that Higgins and Lappy look good together and I'd rather an extra face off man

Volpatti/Wiese


Why mess with good chemistry(Ray Schre Han)... Burrows and Kassian are interchangeable as well as Kassian and Higgins

The funny thing is a lot of these players could be third or second line players on many teams in the league...

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

Balanced Scoring:
D.Sedin/H.Sedin/Kassian
Booth or Raymond/Kesler/Burrows
Raymond or Higgins/Schroeder/Hansen
Higgins or Volpatti/Lapierre/Malhotra or Weise


Interchange Kassian and Burrows as necessary. At the moment, leave Burr with the Twins, they looked together great last night

*edit* whoops sorry Higgy

Edited by GreatSaveJasee, 10 February 2013 - 11:17 AM.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

LOL @ that being reality

he hasnt play in how long and you expect him to just walk into the season on the second line

third line for kes till he gets up to game speed

get those good 2 way forward habits going before he thinks hes a sniper again

if av puts him on the second or even gives him second line minutes i will be surprised


Ya that's why the Sedins were on our third line when they came back from injury. And remember Sidney Crosby playing on Pens fourth line last year when he came back from concussion?

Yep, making Kesler a third line centre makes sense.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:59 PM

sedin/sedin/burrows (cycling line)
booth/kesler/kassian (power line)
raymond/schroeder/hansen (speed line)
malhotra/lappiere/higgins (lunch bucket line)
weise

Kassian and Higgins Interchangable depending on Kassian's Consistancy
Kassian get's 2nd Unit PP time

Schroeder to stay on First Unit PP as left point with Edler

Schroeder's defensive reliability makes me comfortable leaving him on the 3rd line. I wouldn't go out to call it the "checking line," I would hope we've gotten to the point that a traditional checking line isn't needed and that we can trust all of our lines to be defensively responsible.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

regardless of what the fourth and third line is they will be getting around the same ice time because lapierre and higgins are trust worthy players.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

I'd like to see:

Sedins-Burrows
AMEX
Kassian-Schroeder-Raymond
Hansen-Lappy-Volpatti



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

I'd like to see:

Sedins-Burrows
AMEX
Kassian-Schroeder-Raymond
Hansen-Lappy-Volpatti



Raymond-Schroeder-Kassian interesting combo, could produce.
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