Burrows or Kassian on the top line once Kesler is back?
Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:59 AM
Burrows doesn't do that.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:38 AM
This has been the most dominate or top 3 most dominate lines in the whole league for a few years now. The other lines need to pick it up.
Kesler is good enough to carry a line by himself when healthy.
Kassian can jump on the twins line when AV feels he needs too.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:46 AM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:59 AM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:37 AM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:43 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:43 PM
kessler schroder kassian
raymond lappiere booth
higgens malholtra hansen
Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:53 PM
"It's an opportunity, we don't look at it as a last chance... We look at it as an opportunity to do something great. We are going to take it period by period, shift by shift. You just have to be better than the guy across from you... Every guy in this locker room I can say believes we can do this." - Ryan Kesler
Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:56 PM
I like it!
As to Burrows and Kassian; they're gunna rotate if Kass can keep it up! Kass when we play big teams, and Burrows can run around with them and create havoc when we don't.
There's some interesting combinations possible once Booth and Kesler return and there's going to be an odd man out.
The second line has great speed and defensive responsibility. Separating Booth and Kesler may be the solution to the two shoot don't pass guys. Yet both Raymond and Burrows are capable of scoring. The third line has Booth (the shooter) with two guys very capable playmakers and also has great speed. Hansen is solid defensively and Schroeder has shown so far that's he's also very capable. Both the second and third line have a shooter, great speed, and a solid defensive side.
The more likely scenario of course is Schroeder returning to Chicago as he's the guy that doesn't have to clear waivers.
Edited by Canuck Surfer, 07 February 2013 - 12:59 PM.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:18 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:27 PM
If there is any funny business towards the twins Kass will be with them.
If the twins need a spark Burrows will be there.
However, I still really like the idea of Burrows being the guy to finally get the Kesler-Booth combo going.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:32 PM
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:50 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:03 PM
3. What if Dale Weise starts playing like he did in Holland and demands a first line spot?
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:04 PM
Burrows provides the speed and tenacious forechecking that helps with the Sedins' cycle game down low, and Kassian provides the good shot, size and presence in front of the net that allows Sedins the extra space to operate from the hash marks in. With Kassian, you need the defencemen to be more active but we've got the right guys on the backend for that.
By moving Burr and Kass between Hank and Kes' lines, you add something to each line when they go stale.
The third line made up of Raymond LW -- Schroeder C -- Hansen RW could be one of the fastest lines in the NHL.
As far as the fourth line goes, we need it to be nasty, but with some skill. I see Volpatti LW -- Lapierre C -- Weise RW
This makes Higgins and Malhotra our 13th/14th guys upfront. That's not a bad problem to have.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:06 PM
Did you mean "not likely", or were you being facetious?
Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:14 PM
Obviously, before each game, you flip a coin!
Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:23 PM
Once kesler gets back we are golden. I'm drooling over reuniting him and burrows. Burrows could be a big help getting him back to the player he was in the selke year.
Those 2 can log big minutes against top lines in the playoffs and have the ability to shut down the best of the best
Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:44 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:24 PM
I like what AV does with the team as far as lines and defence pairings go. He tries different things when he thinks a change might help. It makes a team stronger, in times where injuries or slumps are occurring, if everyone can play with everyone... Just like right now!
Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:02 PM
Sedin Sedin Kassian
Higgins Kesler Burrows
Booth Schroeder Hansen
Malhotra Lapierre Weise
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