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#1 Lui's Knob

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:45 PM

Higgins Lappy have 3 points total.
Weise malhotra have 0 points.

Is it time for a bit more skill with the size?

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#2 Jägermeister

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:46 PM

What size?
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:47 PM

Once Kes and Booth come back, it'll have a trickle effect that helps all of our lines.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:49 PM

Once Kes and Booth come back, it'll have a trickle effect that helps all of our lines.


well yeah... they will push weise and manny out of the lineup
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

Malholtra is good in faceoffs, and is statistically our second best, I believe

Just because he isn't scoring goals doesn't mean he doesn't bring other things to the table

The whole team has looked entirely pedestrian for a large chunk of the year, why single out those who aren't expected to be offensive powerhouses in the first place?
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

Not impressed at all with our third line. The fourth line however has been decent, they at least can play and keep pressure.

The third line is just not going, Higgins seems to have lost his touch and Hansen stone hands has gotten even worst. Send a message perhaps? Bench one? Or trade one?

Need to do something to get these guys going, they are getting to comfartable.

Weise has also been utter crap in that second line role. Need to bench him a game to get his head straight.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:57 PM

Higgins I've noticed has played very slow and his head especially offensively is just not there. Anyone think we can snag Torres for dirt cheap? Anyone to call up? Any fixes on waivers? 3rd line needs life.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

By the looks of it, Kes and Booth just want to rest, rest and rest. Who knows when are they going to feel 100% good....!?
We need to make a trade because we can not surivie without a 2nd line for a long period of time.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:17 PM

Love lapierre,higgins their safe but volpatti and manny are lacking a little
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:22 PM

Being overshadowed by constant penalty kills and fruitless powerplays
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

Once Kesler gets back I hope Manny is out of the line up. Kesler is great at face offs so we won't need Manny close to as much.

I would way rather have someone who can lay big hits then someone who just wins face offs.... sure it's important, but not that important.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:06 PM

Once Kes and Booth come back, it'll have a trickle effect that helps all of our lines.


This

Sedin Sedin Kassian
Raymond Kesler Booth
Higgins Burrows Hansen
Volpatti Lapierre Malholtra
Weise, Schroeder

or
Sedin Sedin Kassian
Burrows Kesler Booth
Raymond Higgins Hansen
Volpatti Lapierre Malholtra
Weise Schroeder

Now, what interests me a lot is what we get for Lou when the time comes. Say, with Toronto
Sedin Sedin Kassian
Burrows Kesler Booth
Raymond Kadri Hansen
Higgins Lapierre Volpatti

or

Sedin Sedin Kassian
Burrows Kesler Booth
Raymond Kadri Frattin
Higgins Lapierre Hansen

I dunno, I might be dreaming a little, Lou for Reimer, Kadri and Frattin.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

Love lapierre,higgins their safe but volpatti and manny are lacking a little


Volpatti will only get better, I want him on my team in the playoffs
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:15 PM

Not impressed at all with our third line. The fourth line however has been decent, they at least can play and keep pressure.

The third line is just not going, Higgins seems to have lost his touch and Hansen stone hands has gotten even worst. Send a message perhaps? Bench one? Or trade one?

Need to do something to get these guys going, they are getting to comfartable.

Weise has also been utter crap in that second line role. Need to bench him a game to get his head straight.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

Volpatti will only get better, I want him on my team in the playoffs

Exactly. He has the heart, he has the grit.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

The bottom six needs to work on the hitting and forechecking first, then worry about scoring. Also, they, along with the rest of the team, needs to be better positionally. Too many goals have gone in this season due to defensive breakdowns or turnovers.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

our bottom 6 when kes and booth come back will consist of a selection of the following depth players. In no particular order.

Raymond, Volpatti, Max Lap, Ebbett, Shredder, Weise, Hansen, Malhotra, Higgins, and Kassian, or Burr, could end up there. With 3 of them if not 4 (Shredder) capable of playing a top 6 role in a pinch. not counting Kass and Burr. I don't think our bottom 6 needs an over haul. I think it looks pretty good. If anything we could shed ebbett and bring in another banger if Pinner is indeed not playing hockey this season.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

I have no problem with how well our checking lines are checking right now. But I understand, I'd love to see our checking lines scoring too.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:28 PM

Yeah Raymond, Malholtra and Weise need to go.

Third line should be Hansen Schroeder and Higgins when Booth and Kesler return.

As for now , wake up AV!!!!!! this team needs some offence.Drop the bloody dump and chase. Give Schroeder a chance with some wingers ie. Burrows Schroeder Higgins line. Its worth a freakin try. As for Raymond; whatever the third line with Weise and Lappierre and find him a trade when Kesler and Booth are back.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:34 PM

Love lapierre,higgins their safe but volpatti and manny are lacking a little


Volpatti lacking? He is leading the team in hits, he is an animal on the forecheck and I have yet to see him hurt the team defensively. On top of this he has chipped in with a little offense not to mention he is still quite green and yet to develop into his potential.

I am quite content with Volpatti's play right about now and think he is only going to get better.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

Yeah Raymond, Malholtra and Weise need to go.

Third line should be Hansen Schroeder and Higgins when Booth and Kesler return.

As for now , wake up AV!!!!!! this team needs some offence.Drop the bloody dump and chase. Give Schroeder a chance with some wingers ie. Burrows Schroeder Higgins line. Its worth a freakin try. As for Raymond; whatever the third line with Weise and Lappierre and find him a trade when Kesler and Booth are back.


I disagree about Raymond. Among forwards he is second in goals this year, and tied for 4th in points with Burrows and Hansen. He is also tied for second in +/- with Hansen and Lapierre. I think he is doing pretty well considering his linemates.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

Right now, Raymond and Weise >>> Higgins.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:57 PM

Right now, Raymond and Weise >>> Higgins.


Raymond maybe, but not Weise
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

Once Kesler gets back I hope Manny is out of the line up. Kesler is great at face offs so we won't need Manny close to as much.

I would way rather have someone who can lay big hits then someone who just wins face offs.... sure it's important, but not that important.


Ya because puck possesion is over rated.....
I'll take a meathead playing 3-4 minutes a game running around looking for something to hit over puck possesion for sure. :frantic:

Edited by beer&meat, 02 February 2013 - 07:17 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:37 PM

Right now, Raymond and Weise >>> Higgins.


Naw, Higgins is playing better than both right now. He just needs to play with someone new at the moment, I say we put him down with Schroeder and Volpatti. In turn moving Raymond up with Burrows and Hansen, but right now I doubt much will happen... We have been winning, so I hate to use this cliche statement but if it ain't broke don't fix it right?
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

3rd for Torres..

I'd do it.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

3rd for Torres..

I'd do it.


4th.

We should've kept that guy.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:16 PM

I have been saying this for a while now:

Sedin - Sedin - Kassian
Raymond - Schroeder - Burrows
Higgins - Lapierre - Hansen
Volpatti - Malhotra - Weise
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:34 AM

everyones saying things will be fine when kesler comes back, but by that time other players will probably get injured. We need a center
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:36 AM

I have been really disappointed with Higgins this year so far, has barely lifted a finger. And Malhotra is a lost cause altogether. We definitely need to upgrade both of those guys if we want to have depth on our team again... Or at least Manny for sure. Regardless of whether or not he's a great guy (which he is, because i met him and know) but since the eye injury, he has NOT been able to come close to his old form. It's another case like Ohlund, except even then I didn't want Ohlund to leave.
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