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#61 Nino

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:21 PM

I agree with Canucks_hockey_101. I dont think Kesler is going to generate much offense with or without good wingers. Put him as a shutdown 3rd line centre. Chipping in offensively, but mainly for match ups. Keep him on the PP. Put our next best wingers with Roy on the 2nd, and let them generate the next tier of offense behind the Sedins.


IMO. If we load up our 2nd line with Roy and Kesler. Our 3rd line is not even close to being an effective 3rd line in the playoffs. We will be eaten up by the stronger offensive teams. And I dont think Schroeder is ready for that, not Ebbett.


I agree, this gives us the best chance in the playoffs, but kess should be tested on the wing as it may be a killer line and there are times you need to stack lines in the playoffs.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

Why EBBETT? I'm so sick of this guy :(

Call up Schroeder:

Sedin-Sedin-Hansen
Burrows-Roy-Kesler
Raymond-Schroeder-Kassian
Ebbett-Lapierre-Weise
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:30 PM

Why EBBETT? I'm so sick of this guy :(

Call up Schroeder:

Sedin-Sedin-Hansen
Burrows-Roy-Kesler
Raymond-Schroeder-Kassian
Ebbett-Lapierre-Weise


I think the caption of AV in the OP's post tells us why.

Edit: sorry the caption in the GDT

Edited by Nino, 14 April 2013 - 02:31 PM.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:32 PM

As long as Roy is ok with dishing the puck to Kesler, watch him skate to the top of the circle and try to beat the goalie with a wrister, then this line combo could work.
I used to be a big Kesler backer. But the last couple seasons he has turned into a winger. He does not fit the mold of what a center needs to be. He can win faceoffs and can be a good shut-down checker, but he can't be a play-maker. Wingers need the puck. He just doesn't use his wingers.
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#65 Kass9

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:32 PM

Ebbett has AV's nudes. That's all we can gather from this.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:33 PM

Sure Kesler was good when he had a 6 foot 6, Hall of Famer centering him.

I'd rather keep him at center so he can go head to head with guys like Toews, Getzlaf, Kopitar and Backes.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:38 PM

Ebbett has AV's nudes. That's all we can gather from this.


AV must has lost his mind and is imagining Ebbett is Rome
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:42 PM

As long as Roy is ok with dishing the puck to Kesler, watch him skate to the top of the circle and try to beat the goalie with a wrister, then this line combo could work.


You mean forward that actually shoots? :shock:

I wonder what that would be like.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:42 PM

As long as Roy is ok with dishing the puck to Kesler, watch him skate to the top of the circle and try to beat the goalie with a wrister, then this line combo could work.
I used to be a big Kesler backer. But the last couple seasons he has turned into a winger. He does not fit the mold of what a center needs to be. He can win faceoffs and can be a good shut-down checker, but he can't be a play-maker. Wingers need the puck. He just doesn't use his wingers.

Did you miss the pass to Lapierre yesterday. The pass that resulted in Lapierre scoring.
Wouldn't that be him "Using his wingers"?
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:43 PM

Roy should be on Kesler's wing - Kesler takes the draws, Kesler plays the center role, particularly on his own side of the blueline, Roy as a playmaking winger.

Sedins Burrows
Roy Kesler Raymond
Higgins Schroeder Hansen
Weise/Pinizzotto Lapierre Kassian

or

Higgins Kesler Schroeder
Raymond Roy Hansen

Edited by oldnews, 14 April 2013 - 03:17 PM.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:45 PM

Odd how the center who supposedly makes players around him better, has 1 assist in 5 games, and now needs Kesler/Burrows on his wing to jump-start him.
On the other hand, Mr. Doesn't pass has 4 points in 3 games including 3 assists.

Very odd how statistics don't match up to perception.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:49 PM

Did you miss the pass to Lapierre yesterday. The pass that resulted in Lapierre scoring.
Wouldn't that be him "Using his wingers"?


Yea I don't know why it's become a popular belief that Kesler doesn't know how to pass.

He's a great play maker when he has wingers that know how to get open. And I have no problem with him shooting first most of the time. Nothing frustrates me more than when the Canucks get a great scoring opportunity and decide to pass instead of shoot. Not every play has to be some amazing passing play. Shoot the damn puck!

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:57 PM

Deadly second line. Schroeder really should be called up if they keep Kesler and Roy together
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:09 PM

Ebbett has AV's nudes. That's all we can gather from this.

Rome must have given them to Ebbett when he signed with Dallas.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:11 PM

I suspect that we will see kassian with the twins or burrows before the game is over. What I would like to see is in playoffs

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
Raymond-Roy-Kesler
Higgins-Lappiere-Hansen
Booth-Ebbett-Kassian

This line up would give us a really good chance to win it all

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:12 PM

Rome must have given them to Ebbett when he signed with Dallas.


Ballard's probably begging Ebbett for it than :lol:
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:25 PM

I would agree with some:

Sedin-Sedin-Kass

Burr-Roy-Kes

Ray-Lappy-Hansen

Sest-Ebb-Weise
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:34 PM

I would like this move a lot more if they had a third line center who was adequate. The issue with this formation is Maxim Lapierre becomes the guy who will play against top line centers in the playoffs and truthfully I am more than certain he can't handle the likes of Richards, Thornton, Koivu, Toews. Either you have 2 good scoring lines or three ok lines. Id rather go with the latter option because with Cory in net scoring a couple goals less wont exactly be an issue.


Neither Lapierre nor Roy are able to shut down Richards, Thornton, Koivu, Toews, but Kesler can...

That's the exact reason why he ought to be the 3C; not in time played but in duty performed. Roy as 2C with two good wings increases secondary scoring, which means less concentration on the Sedins, or vice versa, and if both lines are contained, the Kesler line scores.

Not took my teams can contain three scoring lines. Not one T1D can play more than 35 minutes a game.

Canucks win.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:38 PM

I would agree with some:

Sedin-Sedin-Kass

Burr-Roy-Kes

Ray-Lappy-Hansen

Sest-Ebb-Weise


The absolute winning formula for the playoffs:

D. SEDIN - H. SEDIN - KASSIAN
RAYMOND - ROY - HIGGINS
BURROWS - KESLER - HANSEN
SESTITO - LAPIERRE - WEISE
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:39 PM

So our only good faceoff guy, who won the Selke as a center is now playing wing? Mmmkay

Next thing you know we'll put a 3rd line checker with the twins.. oh, wait..


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:50 PM

maybe....just to see how looks against stronger teams...
Sedins -Kassian
Raymond - Roy - Higgins
Burrows-Kesler-Hansen
Weise - Lappiere -Ses (Booth)
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:03 PM

I can't believe how spazztastically ignorant you people are.

Anyone think that maybe AV is setting these lines up for a shredder return?

He will continue to be the man in Chicago, building up confedence and offensive mojo then whammo, when the wolves are eliminated he will be back better than before.

Stop with the auto AV is wrong attitude.

The guy has developed some players.

And so has Arniel
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:04 PM

finally. this is LONG overdue.
it should have been booth - hodgson - kesler long ago...or at least try it
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:05 PM

Good been wanting this for a while, Kesler has the speed size and shot to really flourish as a winger.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:19 PM

Schroeder should centre Raymond and Kassian instead of Ebbett. Call him up.


Raymond & Hansen.......just my wish :)
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:23 PM

So our only good faceoff guy, who won the Selke as a center is now playing wing? Mmmkay

Next thing you know we'll put a 3rd line checker with the twins.. oh, wait..


You must have missed the part where AV describes that once the puck is dropped, their system allows Kes to play wing with very little change to his game. He could still take faceoffs whenever appropriate on that line but be a winger for offensive reasons.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:41 PM

So what happens if they play so good together that we can't split them up? Call up Schroeder for the playoffs?

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows/Kassian
Burrows/Kassian-Roy-Kesler
Raymond-Schroeder-Hansen
Ebbett/Sestito-Lapierre-Weise
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:47 PM

So what happens if they play so good together that we can't split them up? Call up Schroeder for the playoffs?

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows/Kassian
Burrows/Kassian-Roy-Kesler
Raymond-Schroeder-Hansen
Ebbett/Sestito-Lapierre-Weise


We can only hope
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:52 PM

So what happens if they play so good together that we can't split them up? Call up Schroeder for the playoffs?

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows/Kassian
Burrows/Kassian-Roy-Kesler
Raymond-Schroeder-Hansen
Ebbett/Sestito-Lapierre-Weise

What has Kassian done to deserve 1st/2nd line duty? He's terrible defensively and doesn't score, gets out of position to try to throw hits.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:14 PM

There is two deadly scoring lines. Wish AV would drop Ebett and call up Shroeder.

Ebbett actually hasn't looked out of place... I would rather have him right now than a Schroeder that isn't utilized properly under AV
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