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    NHL Network's Projected Lineup

    These are the foward lines made by the NHL Network. How do you think they did? And what changes should be made. Use the Hartford roster to make any replacement. Or just switch players to different lines.

    Krieder - Zibanejad - Zuccarello
    Namestnikov - Hayes - Buchnevich
    Vesey - Chytil - Fast
    Spooner - Anderson - McCleod

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    Switch Chytil and Hayes. The rest is fine, but would probably rather see Spooner get a crack on the 2nd line before Namestnikov. Ideally no Mcleod but whatever. The ship has sailed on that already since they just re-signed him.

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    Please no McLeod with Andersson
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc51 View Post
    Switch Chytil and Hayes. The rest is fine, but would probably rather see Spooner get a crack on the 2nd line before Namestnikov. Ideally no Mcleod but whatever. The ship has sailed on that already since they just re-signed him.
    We've spent that money for just-in-case (JIC) / "in case of emergency break glass" signings before, and I tend to think it's a JIC signing.
    i.e. In case the team gets pushed around, needs a reminder/reason to slap the sideboards with their sticks, and for particularly tough/nasty matchups.
    Whether it'll help or be futile is another matter.

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    Please no McLeod with Andersson
    se above.

    I certainly don't want to see him on Andersson's wing, either.
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    Top 9:

    Krieder - Zibanejad - Buchnevich

    Namestnikov - Chytil - Zuccarello

    Vesey - Hayes - Spooner

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    4th Line options:

    Meskanen/Ronning - Anderson - Fast <---- with youth injection

    McLeod - Holland/Nieves - Fast <---- without youth injection

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vodka Drunkenski View Post
    Please no McLeod with Andersson
    How about no McLeod at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
    Top 9:

    Krieder - Zibanejad - Buchnevich

    Namestnikov - Chytil - Zuccarello

    Vesey - Hayes - Spooner

    -----------------------------------------------

    4th Line options:

    Meskanen/Ronning - Anderson - Fast <---- with youth injection

    McLeod - Holland/Nieves - Fast <---- without youth injection
    I'm not seeing them throw Chytil in a top 6 role as a rookie...maybe but end of year?

    3rd line with pp time seems like the sweet spot for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    I'm not seeing them throw Chytil in a top 6 role as a rookie...maybe but end of year?

    3rd line with pp time seems like the sweet spot for him.
    Those two lines are pretty interchangeable. Chytil's line gets mostly OZ starts, Hayes' line mostly DZ. Plus Hayes' line will be used to shut down the opponent's scoring line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
    Those two lines are pretty interchangeable. Chytil's line gets mostly OZ starts, Hayes' line mostly DZ. Plus Hayes' line will be used to shut down the opponent's scoring line.

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    Fair point. I can get down with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
    Those two lines are pretty interchangeable. Chytil's line gets mostly OZ starts, Hayes' line mostly DZ. Plus Hayes' line will be used to shut down the opponent's scoring line.

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    Bingo.

    I don't think I'd want Spooner on a line that is expected to be DZ first though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    I'm not seeing them throw Chytil in a top 6 role as a rookie...maybe but end of year?

    3rd line with pp time seems like the sweet spot for him.
    Yep, lovin this with youth injection. I would like to see Zucc playing with Kreider, they have a little chemistry. And Buch might like playing with Names.

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    I thought I replied to Lltk #5. Woops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc51 View Post
    Bingo.

    I don't think I'd want Spooner on a line that is expected to be DZ first though.
    Meh, Spooner's a vet he'll be fine. You want a little extra D late in a close game you can bump Quickie up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBrowningPI View Post
    Yep, lovin this with youth injection. I would like to see Zucc playing with Kreider, they have a little chemistry. And Buch might like playing with Names.

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    No way, we've seen what the KZB line can do. A new coach that won't shit all over Buch's confidence will make them even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
    Top 9:

    Krieder - Zibanejad - Buchnevich

    Namestnikov - Chytil - Zuccarello

    Vesey - Hayes - Spooner

    -----------------------------------------------

    4th Line options:

    Meskanen/Ronning - Anderson - Fast <---- with youth injection

    McLeod - Holland/Nieves - Fast <---- without youth injection
    I’m good with this with Youth option for 4th.
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    I'm hoping Ronning has a great showing at camp and we get to see him play at least during pre-season. A sparkle of offense on the 4th is better than McBlob.

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    You know what's weird? I look at that lineup and think, "is there any combination of those names that doesn't make me want to vomit?" And then I remember that's exactly how I felt about the 05-06 lineup, before they went and broke a 7 year playoff drought. I mean, granted Henrik is much older now and we don't have the best player in the world in Jagr anymore, but I get this weird feeling the team will be surprisingly successful.

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    The F group is actually not terrible. The D, though. Woof.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
    Top 9:

    Krieder - Zibanejad - Buchnevich

    Namestnikov - Chytil - Zuccarello

    Vesey - Hayes - Spooner

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    4th Line options:

    Meskanen/Ronning - Anderson - Fast <---- with youth injection

    McLeod - Holland/Nieves - Fast <---- without youth injection
    I like this line-up. Just leave McLeod out all together. I like Fast with Anderson, hopefully that line would get more than 3 minutes a game though as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
    No way, we've seen what the KZB line can do. A new coach that won't shit all over Buch's confidence will make them even better.

    Plus, I think Zucc helps Chytil more. He is a vet, and will stick up for Chytil if anyone tries to mess with him. Plus, Zucc likes to pass, so it may help Chytil score more goals.

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