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#1 janisahockeynut

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:25 PM

Just going to put this right out there! Ryan Kesler is a great defensive Center and should be played on the PP and on a line of Higgins/Kesler/Hansen against everyones first line. My bet is they would out score most 1st lines when played Head to head. I actually think they would out score all 1st lines in the NHL.......... by doing so, you would think they would also get the most ice time of any Canuck line. Hense the third line beomes the 1st line!!!Keslers goals might be down a little, but if.............

Sedin/Sedin/Burrows are a + 12 on average
Raymond/Roy/Kassian/Jensen/trade
Higgins/Kesler/Hansen..............should be a + line my guess
Weise/Lappy/pinni/Sestito/ kassian/Ballard ( Don't laugh )

PP Units.....Sedins/Kesler
Higgins/Roy/Burrows/Raymond

PK Units......Kesler/Hansen/Higgins/Roy/Raymond/Lappy

Before all the injuries, we were a deep team. We look better all of a sudden, and I as a Canuck fan I am going to tie myself to the band wagon, and will be on it even if it flips, this give me hope! Final Four hope!SCF hope! We just became faster and with Kes back and Roy, it is an addition of 50+ goals a season. That is alot! This will be a nightmare for the opposition!

Now if we can flip Lui for a upgrade somewhere + a pick/prospect.........well you fill in the rest.......Hockey has just got fun again! Here's hoping!

Edited by zcaptain, 02 April 2013 - 08:01 PM.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:30 PM

With Moulson and Boyes for the Islanders and we get Tavares and Hamonic for Luongo/Kesler/Edler.

Edited by Ghostsof1915, 02 April 2013 - 07:30 PM.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:32 PM

Need to see Roy play, as well as how Kes comes back from injury to answer that. I'm guessing 2C wit Roy at 3.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:33 PM

Sedin - Sedin - Kesler

Higgins - Roy - Burrows

Raymond - Schroeder - Hansen

Whoever
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:34 PM

Sedin/Sedin/Burrows are a + 12 on average
Raymond/Roy/????Kassian/Jensen/trade????
Higgins/Kesler/Hansen..............should be a + line my guess
Weise/Lappy/pinni/Sestito/ Ballard ( Don't laugh )


That is really confusing looking
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:40 PM

Untill kesler learns how to use his line mates and when on the pp to not stand in the same spot with your stick in the air game in and game out, put him 3c give roy 2ndC with raymond and higgins and let the secound line produce! Its needs a facelift. Roy deserves that opportunity.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:48 PM

They've already said in both the Roy thread and the Gilman on Team1040 that they're looking at having Roy as the 3rd line center, so Kesler will be the 2nd line C.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:59 PM

They've already said in both the Roy thread and the Gilman on Team1040 that they're looking at having Roy as the 3rd line center, so Kesler will be the 2nd line C.

Not to pick on you Elvis. But I have always wondered, if the third line gets 1st line minutes, exactly what is the difference, what line is called 2 or 3, or even 1st for that matter?
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:59 PM

That is really confusing looking

Your Right! I go fix!
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:30 PM

Not to pick on you Elvis. But I have always wondered, if the third line gets 1st line minutes, exactly what is the difference, what line is called 2 or 3, or even 1st for that matter?


No kidding, call Higgins, Kesler, Hansen the 2nd line.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:49 PM

Sedin - Sedin - Kesler

Higgins - Roy - Burrows

Raymond - Schroeder - Hansen

Whoever


For once I agree with you.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:09 PM

Henrik and Kesler will be the two top minute guys at center. Whether anyone calls Kesler the 2nd line center or 3rd line center is irrelevant.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:23 PM

2nd line center. Where he belongs. And where management has stated he will be used.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:25 PM

Sedin - Sedin - Kesler

Higgins - Roy - Burrows

Raymond - Schroeder - Hansen

Whoever


These were the exact lines I was thinking. 4th line of Kassian Lappy Weiuseless would be ok IMO.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:26 PM

THREEEEEEEE

with top PP and PK time and the odd double shift to take minutes from someone underperforming.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:26 PM

Sedin - Sedin - Kassian
Raymond - Kesler - Burrows
Higgins - Roy - Hansen
(Booth?) - Lapierre - Weise

Holy crap, boy did i overreact for not getting anyone. If everyone is healthy, which is a huge if, that is definitely a cup winning top 9. Kesler just has to show up. Sedins rarely score anyways, unless we're playing the Sharks.. Kesler is the only question mark going into the playoffs.

Which is good, give him a reason to do well. He has the 2nd biggest ego on the team, time for him to regain his throne.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:16 AM

He has the 2nd biggest ego on the team, time for him to regain his throne.


who are you saying has the biggest
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:55 AM

Raymond Roy Hansen on the 3rd line. Also depends who comes back healthy
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:08 AM

I'd rather 3 scoring lines than loading Kesler on the top line. Here's a playoff-ready lineup with size, speed and skill consistently throughout the lineup. That's how Boston and L.A won Cups, and is what MG has been trying to emulate by drafting big guys with skill.

Sedin - Sedin - Kassian (this line worked well and Kassian has some confidence coming from the AHL and scoring a beauty)
Burrows - Kesler - Higgins (Burr-Kes have proven chemistry, Higgins is leading us with takeaways: a great defensive line)
Raymond - Roy - Hansen (very speedy line but all 3 guys are great defensively)
Jensen - Lapierre - Weise/Sestito (good size and skill to score as well, Booth comes in when he's healthy)
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:18 AM

Depends on what kesler shows up. Selke Kes gets line 2, selfish Kes 3 and tumbleweed can stay on the bench.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:23 AM

With Kes coming back i would like to see

sedins, burrows
higgins, kes, jensen
mayray, roy, hansen
wiese, lappy, kassian

i think this will give us ability to run 4 lines which is needed in playoffs. if jensen does not work before his 5 games up slot kassian in on second and fill hole with whoever is the next best option for 4th line. We b ok as long as no one gets hurt! good luck boys, get er done.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:42 AM

Sedin-sedin-burrows
Raymond-kesler-kassian
Higgins-Roy-Hansen
Weise-lapierre-pinnizotto

With the exception of booth, we should have this line up by the end of next week

Roy really makes a difference in our line up options
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:59 AM

If (like the past 3 seasons) he is used as a shutdown guy then the 3rd. If Roy is used as the shutdown guy then Kesler goes to second


2nd:

Raymond-Kesler-Hansen

3rd:

Higgins-Kesler-Kassian


I think that would look pretty good. But we'll just see how the coach plays him and how he does. Keep in mind he is coming off a rough season/year with nothing but the injury bug hitting him so maybe (at least to start) limited ice time to ease himself into it would be good/ideal
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:01 AM

Sedin - Sedin - Kassian
Raymond - Kesler - Burrows
Higgins - Roy - Hansen
(Booth?) - Lapierre - Weise

Holy crap, boy did i overreact for not getting anyone. If everyone is healthy, which is a huge if, that is definitely a cup winning top 9. Kesler just has to show up. Sedins rarely score anyways, unless we're playing the Sharks.. Kesler is the only question mark going into the playoffs.

Which is good, give him a reason to do well. He has the 2nd biggest ego on the team, time for him to regain his throne.

Yeah Roy makes our center depth very good and might get the pp a different look..jolt in the ass.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:02 AM

With Moulson and Boyes for the Islanders and we get Tavares and Hamonic for Luongo/Kesler/Edler.


Luongo and Tim Thomas at the same team who would have thought :shock:
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:23 AM

I still want to see Ryan played on the wing a few games.
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:49 AM

I'd rather 3 scoring lines than loading Kesler on the top line. Here's a playoff-ready lineup with size, speed and skill consistently throughout the lineup. That's how Boston and L.A won Cups, and is what MG has been trying to emulate by drafting big guys with skill.

Sedin - Sedin - Kassian (this line worked well and Kassian has some confidence coming from the AHL and scoring a beauty)
Burrows - Kesler - Higgins (Burr-Kes have proven chemistry, Higgins is leading us with takeaways: a great defensive line)
Raymond - Roy - Hansen (very speedy line but all 3 guys are great defensively)
Jensen - Lapierre - Weise/Sestito (good size and skill to score as well, Booth comes in when he's healthy)


Yes, love to see Kassian with the twins work out as a 1st line. It just sets up the next 2 lines so well... lines 2a and 2b. Freeing up Burrows to play with Kesler again would be fantastic.
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