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This off-season, we have already seen some of our beloved Habs leave us as well as have some new favourites join. I would say we roughly know what our team will look like opening day, with just a few pieces left up in the air.

How do you expect the lines to unfold this season, and for later on in the year how will they change?

With that all being said, you all know how this thread works!

Discuss and as always, GO HABS GO.

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Awwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Now I have to do my lines over again. :(:lol:

Andrei Kostitsyn (shoots L, LW) - Scott Gomez (shoots L, C) - Brian Gionta (shoots R, RW)

Mike Cammalleri (shoots L, LW) - Tomas Plekanec (shoots L, C) - Guillaume Latendresse (shoots L, RW)

Sergei Kostitsyn (shoots L, LW) - Maxim Lapierre (shoots R, C) - Gregory Stewart (shoots L, RW)

Max Pacioretty (shoots L, LW) - Kyle Chipchura (shoots L, C) - Georges Laraque (shoots R, RW)

Glen Metropolit (shoots R, extra forward), Matt D'Agostini (shoots R, extra forward)

Andrei Markov (shoots L, LD) - Ryan O'Byrne (shoots R, RD)

Roman Hamrlik (shoots L, RD) - Jaroslav Spacek (shoots L, LD)

Hal Gill (shoots L, LD) - Josh Gorges (shoots L, RD)

Yannick Weber (shoots R, extra D)

Carey Price (starting goaltender)

Jaroslav Halak (backup goaltender)

Alright, copy AND paste! :D

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Awwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Now I have to do my lines over again. :(:lol:

Andrei Kostitsyn (shoots L, LW) - Scott Gomez (shoots L, C) - Brian Gionta (shoots R, RW)

Mike Cammalleri (shoots L, LW) - Tomas Plekanec (shoots L, C) - Guillaume Latendresse (shoots L, RW)

Sergei Kostitsyn (shoots L, LW) - Maxim Lapierre (shoots R, C) - Gregory Stewart (shoots L, RW)

Max Pacioretty (shoots L, LW) - Kyle Chipchura (shoots L, C) - Georges Laraque (shoots R, RW)

Glen Metropolit (shoots R, extra forward), Matt D'Agostini (shoots R, extra forward)

Andrei Markov (shoots L, LD) - Ryan O'Byrne (shoots R, RD)

Roman Hamrlik (shoots L, RD) - Jaroslav Spacek (shoots L, LD)

Hal Gill (shoots L, LD) - Josh Gorges (shoots L, RD)

Yannick Weber (shoots R, extra D)

Carey Price (starting goaltender)

Jaroslav Halak (backup goaltender)

Alright, copy AND paste! :D

Sorry JR :lol:

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Here's my lines:

Calamari - Gomez - Gionta <-- SEAFOOD LINE (Calamari and a couple of shrimps)

A. Kost - Pleks - S. Kost

Latendresse - Lapierre - Pacioretty

D'aggers - Chipchura - Laraque

Markov - Hammer

Spacek - Gill

Gorges - O'B

Oh god, Gill on 2nd D pair? Or Gill and O'B together? This ain't gonna be pretty.

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Awwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Now I have to do my lines over again. :(:lol:

Andrei Kostitsyn (shoots L, LW) - Scott Gomez (shoots L, C) - Brian Gionta (shoots R, RW)

Mike Cammalleri (shoots L, LW) - Tomas Plekanec (shoots L, C) - Guillaume Latendresse (shoots L, RW)

Sergei Kostitsyn (shoots L, LW) - Maxim Lapierre (shoots R, C) - Gregory Stewart (shoots L, RW)

Max Pacioretty (shoots L, LW) - Kyle Chipchura (shoots L, C) - Georges Laraque (shoots R, RW)

Glen Metropolit (shoots R, extra forward), Matt D'Agostini (shoots R, extra forward)

Andrei Markov (shoots L, LD) - Ryan O'Byrne (shoots R, RD)

Roman Hamrlik (shoots L, RD) - Jaroslav Spacek (shoots L, LD)

Hal Gill (shoots L, LD) - Josh Gorges (shoots L, RD)

Yannick Weber (shoots R, extra D)

Carey Price (starting goaltender)

Jaroslav Halak (backup goaltender)

Alright, copy AND paste! :D

Coming back to this, though... I think I might like to rearrange these lines a wee bit. It's tough, not really knowing the strengths and weaknesses of the new players. :ph34r:

Guillaume Latendresse (shoots L, LW) - Scott Gomez (shoots L, C) - Brian Gionta (shoots R, RW)

Max Pacioretty (shoots L, LW) - Mike Cammalleri (shoots L, C) - Andrei Kostitsyn (shoots L, RW)

Sergei Kostitsyn (shoots L, LW) - Tomas Plekanec (shoots L, C) - Matt D'Agostini (shoots R, RW)

Gregory Stewart (shoots L, LW) - Maxim Lapierre (shoots R, C) - Kyle Chipchura (shoots L, RW)

Glen Metropolit (shoots R, extra forward), Georges Laraque (shoots R, extra forward)

Andrei Markov (shoots L, LD) - Josh Gorges (shoots L, RD)

Roman Hamrlik (shoots L, LD) - Jaroslav Spacek (shoots L, RD)

Hal Gill (shoots L, LD) - Ryan O'Byrne (shoots R, RD)

Yannick Weber (shoots R, extra D)

Carey Price (starting goaltender)

Jaroslav Halak (backup goaltender)

Ta-da! :D

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Coming back to this, though... I think I might like to rearrange these lines a wee bit. It's tough, not really knowing the strengths and weaknesses of the new players. :ph34r:

Guillaume Latendresse (shoots L, LW) - Scott Gomez (shoots L, C) - Brian Gionta (shoots R, RW)

Max Pacioretty (shoots L, LW) - Mike Cammalleri (shoots L, C) - Andrei Kostitsyn (shoots L, RW)

Sergei Kostitsyn (shoots L, LW) - Tomas Plekanec (shoots L, C) - Matt D'Agostini (shoots R, RW)

Gregory Stewart (shoots L, LW) - Maxim Lapierre (shoots R, C) - Kyle Chipchura (shoots L, RW)

Glen Metropolit (shoots R, extra forward), Georges Laraque (shoots R, extra forward)

Andrei Markov (shoots L, LD) - Josh Gorges (shoots L, RD)

Roman Hamrlik (shoots L, LD) - Jaroslav Spacek (shoots L, RD)

Hal Gill (shoots L, LD) - Ryan O'Byrne (shoots R, RD)

Yannick Weber (shoots R, extra D)

Carey Price (starting goaltender)

Jaroslav Halak (backup goaltender)

Ta-da! :D

I like Cammalleri better at center also, it seems like a more balanced lineup that way. We have many good young players but they're all wingers.

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Guillaume Latendresse (shoots L, LW) - Scott Gomez (shoots L, C) - Brian Gionta (shoots R, RW)

Mike Cammalleri (shoots L, C) - Tomas Plekanec (shoots L, C) - Andrei Kostitsyn (shoots L, RW)

Sergei Kostitsyn (shoots L, LW) - Maxim Lapierre (shoots R, C) - Matt D'Agostini (shoots R, RW)

Gregory Stewart (shoots L, LW) - Kyle Chipchura (shoots L, RW) - Max Pacioretty (shoots L, LW)

Glen Metropolit (shoots R, extra forward), Georges Laraque (shoots R, extra forward)

Andrei Markov (shoots L, LD) - Jaroslav Spacek (shoots L, RD)

Hal Gill (shoots L, LD) - Josh Gorges (shoots L, RD)

Roman Hamrlik (shoots L, LD) - Ryan O'Byrne (shoots R, RD)

Yannick Weber (shoots R, extra D)

Carey Price (starting goaltender)

Jaroslav Halak (backup goaltender)

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Mike Cammalleri - Scott Gomez - Brian Gionta

Andrei Kostitsyn - Tomas Plekanec - Sergei Kostitsyn

Guillaume Latendresse - Maxim Lapierre - Matt D'agostini

Max Pacioretty - Glen Metropolit - Georges Laraque

Andrei Markov - Jaroslav Spacek

Roman Hamrlik - Josh Georges

Hal Gill - Ryan O'byrne

Carey Price

Jaroslav Halak

I just simulated a season in NHL 09 using this lineup, and the Canadiens finished 1st in the east with 52 wins and 110 points, and lost in the cup final to Chicago.

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1st Line: Mike Cammalleri- Scott Gomez- Brian Gionta

2nd Line: Sergei Kostitsyn- Tomas Plekanec- Andrei Kostitsyn

3rd Line: Max Pacioretty- Maxim Lapierre- Guillaume Latendresse

4th Line: Gregory Stewart- Kyle Chipchura- Georges Laraque

All the forwards except Andrei Kostitsyn are playing their preferred position according to the Canadiens Roster page.

Extras: Glen Metropolit and Matt D'Agostini

Defensive Pairs:

1st: Andrei Markov- Jaroslav Spacek

2nd: Roman Hamrlik-Josh Gorges

3rd: Hal Gill- Yannick Weber

Extra: Ryan O'Byrne

Carey Price

?

Trade Jaroslav Halak for a veteran goalie. Give him a proper chance on a team that will play him when he plays well.

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Mike Cammalleri - Scott Gomez - Brian Gionta

Max Pacioretty - Tomas Plekanec - Andrei Kostitsyn

Sergei Kostitsyn - Kyle Chipchura - Guillaume Latendresse

Gregory Stewart - Maxim Lapierre - Georges Laraque

Glen Metropolit, Matt D'Agostini

Andrei Markov - Josh Gorges

Jaroslav Spacek - Roman Hamrlik

Hal Gill - Ryan O'Byrne

Carey Price

Jaroslav Halak

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Mike Cammalleri - Scott Gomez - Brian Gionta

Sergei Kostitsyn - Robert Lang - Andrei Kostitsyn

Max Pacioretty - Tomas Plekanec - Matt D'Agostini

Gregory Stewart - Maxim Lapierre - Guillaume Latendresse

Laraque, Metropolit, Glumac or Darche

Markov - Gorges

Hamrlik - Spacek

Gill - Weber

O'Byrne

Price

Halak

I think Lang's right handed shot + experience and motivation to come back would fit nicely. He'd be available at a discount I'm sure. Just a thought.

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s.kostitsyn-cammaleri-a.kostitsyn

gionta-gomez-lapierre

latendresse-pleks-dagostini

kostopoulus-pacioretty-chipchura

Markov-spacek

gill-hamrlik

gorges-obyrne?

Obyrne imo is garbage, Lets see if he can improve on his stupid penalty taking/discipline. He also needs to work on his puck moving skills up the middle and start using his size to his advantage instead of playing like a smaller player and taking undisciplined penaltys. He needs to become faster.

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s.kostitsyn-cammaleri-a.kostitsyn

gionta-gomez-lapierre

latendresse-pleks-dagostini

kostopoulus-pacioretty-chipchura

Markov-spacek

gill-hamrlik

gorges-obyrne?

Obyrne imo is garbage, Lets see if he can improve on his stupid penalty taking/discipline. He also needs to work on his puck moving skills up the middle and start using his size to his advantage instead of playing like a smaller player and taking undisciplined penaltys. He needs to become faster.

O byrne isnt garbage sorry he needs to work on a few things hes also still young also why does S kost even deserve to be on the 1st line? lapierre is a third line center at best and you have him as a wing on the second line....gill on the 2nd pairing when gorges is clearly better then gill? pacioretty as a center while chips is a right winger? im sorry but your lines make no sense to me....

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I can imagine a lot of different line-ups that work, but here we go (didn't worry about who plays which wing):

Gionta-Gomez-Patches

D'Ags-Cammi-A. Kost

S.Kost-Plek-Chip

Latts-Laps-Stuart

Spares: Laroque, Metro

Markov-Georges

Hammer-Spacek

Gill - Webber

Spare: Obyrne (platooning with Webber)

Forwards:

Lines 1 and 2: 2 scoring lines, both fast as hell, who will play in the dirty areas

line 1 features 2 great 2 way players in Gionta and Gomez, so no worries against other top lines

Line 3: Shutdown line that can also provide some solid secondary scoring.

When we want a pure shutdown line, substitute in Metro for S.Kost and let S.Kost take Stuart's spot.

Line 4: Uprade over last year's successful 3rd line (see Stuart for Kosto). Should control the boards

and get some great cycles going in the offensive zone. Can substitute Laraque for Stuart when necessary

to create a French Grind Line. :P

Defense:

1st pair: I think George played his best hockey when paired with Markov while Komi was hurt and most nights found them

more effective than Komi + Markov. I wouldn't mind seeing him given the chance and if it doesn't work out, move up Spacek instead.

2nd pair: 2 veterans with solid 2 way games. Prety sure they're buddies too. Spacek gets more ice time as he is on the #1 PP

with Markov.

3rd pair: I think we're all a little leary about Gill with a rooky, but he plays a defensively responsible simple game which should

have a calming influence on whoever he's paired with. He may be extremely slow but he is positionally sound and uses his body, and

especially his stick very well. He was often matched against top offensive players during the Pens cup run so he should be able to handle

3rd pairing duties. Anyway, this pair gets limited 5on5 time. Webber gets #2 unit powerplay time, Gill gets lots of PK time.

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Cammalleri-Gomez-Gionta: No fooling around. Get your three high-priced off-season acquisitions together and unleash. Give them the big minutes in all situations.

Latendresse-Plekanec-AK46: Give these guys at least 20 games to gel. Hopefully this is the year when Lats can cement his position in the top-six.

Pacioretty-Lapierre-SK74: Kid line with a good mix of speed, grit, and forechecking tenacity. Under Martin, the wingers would ideally learn how to play a responsible two-way game.

Stewart-Metropolit-Chipchura: Checking line that becomes an agitating line as and when Laraque rotates in for Chips.

Markov-O'Byrne: Let's see if we can't turn O'Byrne into Komisarek v2.0.

Hamrlik-Spacek: Czech vets, unite!

Gorges-Gill: Gorges's puck movement and quickness should complement Gill's size and reach and prevent the pairing from being exploited by speed down low (this is why I don't want Gill and O'Byrne together).

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Cammalleri-Gomez-Gionta: No fooling around. Get your three high-priced off-season acquisitions together and unleash. Give them the big minutes in all situations.

You wouldn't want to see AK46 on the first?

Markov-O'Byrne: Let's see if we can't turn O'Byrne into Komisarek v2.0.

I'm all for preppeing Ob for a bigger role, but remember that saying you had last year,

CARBONNEAU YOU MORON THERES A MIDDLEGROUND BETWEEN TOP 4 MINUTES AND PRESSBOX.

Well thats what I'm looking at here, maybe put Spacek on the 1st pairing, Hammer with Gorges and have OB with Gill, spot him on the Pk occasionally, and promote him if he plays well.

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Well thats what I'm looking at here, maybe put Spacek on the 1st pairing, Hammer with Gorges and have OB with Gill, spot him on the Pk occasionally, and promote him if he plays well.

Both too slow IMO. I don't mind Markov - Spacek, but then you'd have to go Hamrlik/OB and Gorges/Gill or Hamrlik/Gill and Gorges/OB

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Both too slow IMO. I don't mind Markov - Spacek, but then you'd have to go Hamrlik/OB and Gorges/Gill or Hamrlik/Gill and Gorges/OB

Good points, but Hammer OB had their bad moments last year which is why I refrained from suggesting that. Out of your suggestions, I prefer Hamrlik/Gill and Gorges/OB, even though I shudder at Gill being on the top 4.

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Mike Cammalleri - Scott Gomez - Brian Gionta

Sergei Kostitsyn - Robert Lang - Andrei Kostitsyn

Max Pacioretty - Tomas Plekanec - Matt D'Agostini

Gregory Stewart - Maxim Lapierre - Guillaume Latendresse

Laraque, Metropolit, Glumac or Darche

Markov - Gorges

Hamrlik - Spacek

Gill - Weber

O'Byrne

Price

Halak

I think Lang's right handed shot + experience and motivation to come back would fit nicely. He'd be available at a discount I'm sure. Just a thought.

I like this actuallty, would be 3 good lines.. lang played good last year.. but is he healthy enough to come back?? also i would play O Byrne and see how he is this year.. with some experince on the D now.. maybe Gill can teach him some stuff being a bigger man. i would like to Add 1more player for up front. be it Lang, Kovy or Taunguay

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