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136You Call 'em - Page 10 Empty Re: You Call 'em on Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:23 pm

SensGirl11


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Dash wrote:I think "Jumbo" Joe Thornton's gonna win the Art Ross. I'm hoping Rick Nash wins the Rocket.

+1, I think Nash has a good shot of putting it all together and scoring 50.

137You Call 'em - Page 10 Empty Re: You Call 'em on Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:23 pm

SensGirl11


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^That's SD up there, I'm logged in as SG Smile

138You Call 'em - Page 10 Empty Re: You Call 'em on Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:27 pm

shabbs


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Michallica wrote:
shabbs wrote:It's flippin' awesome.
+1. It's full of aweseomeness
Love my 9900.

139You Call 'em - Page 10 Empty Re: You Call 'em on Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:57 pm

spader

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wprager wrote:
SpezDispenser wrote:
wprager wrote:I'll make a bold prediction that Alfie will be on the top line and top PP unit, but will play far less PK time. He'll get 28/45/73 in 75 games.

I agree to be honest. I think that's exactly what's gonna happen and very close to precisely the amount of points I would predict him at. I'd lean more towards mid-60s, but I think he'll be more effective than most think.

That said, I want to tone down my expectations for a lot of guys. It'll be a rough year offensively again presumably, so that's ripple through to Alfie as well - if he's even healthy.

We could be wrong, but if you think of it, pairing up a rookie with a vet to bring him along is, perhaps, something you do when you have a stacked team and you do that on the third line. Perhaps what the Sens need more is not production this year (like, who cares, since they'll be golfing in April) but building chemistry for next season. So load up your top line with Spezza, Alfie and Michalek (that also takes some heat off the 2nd/3rd lines) and let the chips fall where they may. Yes, Im even advocating moving Butler away from Spezza.

Michalek - Spezza - Alfredsson
Filatov - Regin/Zibanejad/DaCosta - Butler
Foligno/Greening - Smith - Condra
Greening/Foligno - Konopka - Neil

I hate putting either Foligno or Greening on the 4th line but someone's gotta go there. And, yes, Winchester isn't in there. Perhaps I should throw him into that dog's breakfast at 2C. I really, really want Zibanejad to make the team, even if that means slotting Winchester or Smith at 2C and starting Zibanejad at 3rd. Zibanejad also plays the wing, though, doesn't he?


If you want to build chemistry for next season, shouldn't you have Filatov and/or Butler on the first line? If we're expecting them to play together, wouldn't the chemistry-building method demand that they play together this year?

140You Call 'em - Page 10 Empty Re: You Call 'em on Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:33 pm

wprager

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Who knows next year. Maybe move Michalek to the 2nd line and Butler/Filatov to the top? Or maybe Filatov is not re-signed and Butler stays on the 2nd or is lapped by the Swedes on the depth chart.



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141You Call 'em - Page 10 Empty Re: You Call 'em on Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:56 pm

SensGirl11

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spader wrote:
wprager wrote:
SpezDispenser wrote:
wprager wrote:I'll make a bold prediction that Alfie will be on the top line and top PP unit, but will play far less PK time. He'll get 28/45/73 in 75 games.

I agree to be honest. I think that's exactly what's gonna happen and very close to precisely the amount of points I would predict him at. I'd lean more towards mid-60s, but I think he'll be more effective than most think.

That said, I want to tone down my expectations for a lot of guys. It'll be a rough year offensively again presumably, so that's ripple through to Alfie as well - if he's even healthy.

We could be wrong, but if you think of it, pairing up a rookie with a vet to bring him along is, perhaps, something you do when you have a stacked team and you do that on the third line. Perhaps what the Sens need more is not production this year (like, who cares, since they'll be golfing in April) but building chemistry for next season. So load up your top line with Spezza, Alfie and Michalek (that also takes some heat off the 2nd/3rd lines) and let the chips fall where they may. Yes, Im even advocating moving Butler away from Spezza.

Michalek - Spezza - Alfredsson
Filatov - Regin/Zibanejad/DaCosta - Butler
Foligno/Greening - Smith - Condra
Greening/Foligno - Konopka - Neil

I hate putting either Foligno or Greening on the 4th line but someone's gotta go there. And, yes, Winchester isn't in there. Perhaps I should throw him into that dog's breakfast at 2C. I really, really want Zibanejad to make the team, even if that means slotting Winchester or Smith at 2C and starting Zibanejad at 3rd. Zibanejad also plays the wing, though, doesn't he?



If you want to build chemistry for next season, shouldn't you have Filatov and/or Butler on the first line? If we're expecting them to play together, wouldn't the chemistry-building method demand that they play together this year?

Yeah, one of them should probably be there... maybe Filatov - Spezza - Alfredsson, or Michalek/Greening - Spezza - Butler?

Not sure anymore, but I'd have a big guy + Filatov/Butler up there personally. However, I'm sure we'll see every single combo soon enough.

142You Call 'em - Page 10 Empty Re: You Call 'em on Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:57 pm

SensGirl11

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^ Dammit, that's SD again, not SensGirl.

143You Call 'em - Page 10 Empty Re: You Call 'em on Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:12 pm

shabbs

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SensGirl11 wrote:^ Dammit, that's SD again, not SensGirl.
You guys need to sort your sessions out...

144You Call 'em - Page 10 Empty Re: You Call 'em on Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:19 pm

PTFlea

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shabbs wrote:
SensGirl11 wrote:^ Dammit, that's SD again, not SensGirl.
You guys need to sort your sessions out...

Communal laptop, what can we do. Laugh1

145You Call 'em - Page 10 Empty Re: You Call 'em on Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:20 am

wprager

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SpezDispenser wrote:
shabbs wrote:
SensGirl11 wrote:^ Dammit, that's SD again, not SensGirl.
You guys need to sort your sessions out...

Communal laptop, what can we do. Laugh1

Configure two user accounts and enable fast user switching.


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146You Call 'em - Page 10 Empty Re: You Call 'em on Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:14 am

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Here's a prediction that may seem bold to some, but I believe will happen. Milan Michalek will lead the Sens in Goals this year.

147You Call 'em - Page 10 Empty Re: You Call 'em on Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:37 am

garblar

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SpezDispenser wrote:
shabbs wrote:
SensGirl11 wrote:^ Dammit, that's SD again, not SensGirl.
You guys need to sort your sessions out...

Communal laptop, what can we do. Laugh1

you could each use a different browser

148You Call 'em - Page 10 Empty Re: You Call 'em on Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:00 pm

wprager

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garblar wrote:
SpezDispenser wrote:
shabbs wrote:
SensGirl11 wrote:^ Dammit, that's SD again, not SensGirl.
You guys need to sort your sessions out...

Communal laptop, what can we do. Laugh1

you could each use a different browser

IOW no excuses, anymore. It's against the forum rules to use someone else's account, after all Wink


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- Dicky Fox

149You Call 'em - Page 10 Empty Re: You Call 'em on Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:18 pm

shabbs

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The Silfer Server wrote:Here's a prediction that may seem bold to some, but I believe will happen. Milan Michalek will lead the Sens in Goals this year.
He'll need to play more than 66 games...

150You Call 'em - Page 10 Empty Re: You Call 'em on Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:33 pm

wprager

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shabbs wrote:
The Silfer Server wrote:Here's a prediction that may seem bold to some, but I believe will happen. Milan Michalek will lead the Sens in Goals this year.
He'll need to play more than 66 games...

He will. He was second on the team last year and probably will be, again (especially if he plays on the top line with Spezza and Alfie. And if he stays healthy while Spezza/Alfredsson have injuries, he could well end up leading the Sens in scoring.

But I don't think that happens.


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Hey, I don't have all the answers. In life, to be honest, I've failed as much as I have succeeded. But I love my wife. I love my life. And I wish you my kind of success.
- Dicky Fox

151You Call 'em - Page 10 Empty Re: You Call 'em on Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:40 am

spader

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spader wrote:I'm calling Vokoun for the Vez this year. I was just looking at his stats. In 632 NHL games with the Preds and the Panthers, he's 262-267-35-41 with a career .917 SV%. Imagine what his splits'll look like after a season playing in front of a team that's built to score goals. He's gonna be lights out. Barring another "Tim Thomas 2010-11" performance from someone like--oh, I don't know--Tim Thomas, he's gonna walk away with the hardware next off-season.

Book it.

Anyone else have a bold claim about the next award winners? Let's hear it. Cheering

Quick is complicating things.

152You Call 'em - Page 10 Empty Re: You Call 'em on Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:52 am

spader

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It's not exactly a bold prediction at this point, but Malkin sure looks like he's having a Hart Trophy season. If they stay in playoff position, my money's on him. He's really put that team on his back this year.

153You Call 'em - Page 10 Empty Re: You Call 'em on Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:53 pm

PTFlea

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spader wrote:It's not exactly a bold prediction at this point, but Malkin sure looks like he's having a Hart Trophy season. If they stay in playoff position, my money's on him. He's really put that team on his back this year.

Hard to argue with that right now.

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