Likely Starting Lineup Vs My Preferred Starting Lineup

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Likely Starting Lineup Vs My Preferred Starting Lineup

Post #1 by NewsGuyOne » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:40 pm

What Babcock will do:

Zetterberg Datsyuk Abdelkader
Franzen Weiss Alfredsson
Miller Helm Bertuzzi
Nyquuist Andersson Samuelsson

Extrai: Tatar/Eaves/Emmerton

Kronwall Ericsson
Quincey Smith
Kindl Dekeyser

Howard/Gustavsson

My starting lineup
Bertuzzi Datsyuk Tatar
Franzen Zetterberg Andersson
Nyquist Weiss Alfredsson
Abdelkader Helm Tootoo
Extra: Samuelsson, Eaves, Miller

Defense:
Kronwall Kindl
Ericsson Smith
Quincey Dekeyser

Howard/Mrazek

Major Differences
  • Three scoring lines of this caliber will be very tough for most teams to match. On any given night, you won't know which Red Wings line is the top line.
  • Dispersing the kids(Tatar, Nyquist and Andersson) through the lineup prevents the kids from getting exposed too badly. You've got serious veteran presence on every line to keep everything composed.
  • Ericsson gives Smith an effective defensive defenseman, which should allow Smith to do what he does best - skate with the puck.
  • Mrazek over Gustavsson as NHL backup. Gustavsson, because of injuries and play, is plain unreliable. Mrazek is young, but what does another AHL season do for him? He's already won the Calder Cup. I'd reduce Jimmy's load to 55 games or so and give Mrazek 27 starts.
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Post #2 by mayoradamwest » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:45 am

Abdelkader on the top line?
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Post #3 by MP » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:58 am

mayoradamwest wrote:Abdelkader on the top line?


My hockey pool want nyqvist in that slot.
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Post #4 by NewsGuyOne » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:13 pm

Every story I've read suggests a Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Abdelkader line.
Abdelkader played the last 30 games or so with Datsyuk. I think he scored all 10 of his goals in the final 24 games or so. He might be a good fantasy pickup. A cement truck operator could score 25 goals playing all year with Datsyuk and Zetterberg.
But Abdelkader is terrible with Datsyuk.
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Post #5 by IcE ColD » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:44 am

What are the chances for Tatar to get a regular spot on that team?

Man, good thing you guys are now in the East, will be way easier to follow.
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Post #6 by NewsGuyOne » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:07 am

Not very good. Babcock doesn't like small forwards. I don't believe Tatar will be in Detroit's plans long unless he absolutely blows up.
I think he's got 30 goal potential. But I doubt it happens in Detroit.
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Post #7 by mayoradamwest » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:44 pm

that forward group is too good to pair with that defence. Something has to give.
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Post #8 by IEatGlue » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:01 am

Why don't you become a hockey journalist, NewsGuyOne?
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Post #9 by NewsGuyOne » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:29 am

fuckin cleary
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Post #10 by IEatGlue » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:32 pm

Hi NewsGuy!

How are things?

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