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Postby Barracuda on Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:18 pm

What does everyone think about this line combination? I think it's worth a shot since sometimes malkin and crosby pass too much looking for the perfect play, while sykora isn't afraid to shoot and is a great finisher. MT must want some grit on the top line but I think this is worth a shot, especially since sykora needs to be on a line with a playmaker to be able to put up a lot of goals
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby purelebo84 on Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:21 pm

In NHL 09, I have them on the same line.

Crosby has 142 points through 76 games.
Sykora has 135 points through 74 games.
Malkin has 128 points through 76 games.

So it sounds good to me.
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby Bob McKenzie on Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:28 pm

purelebo84 wrote:In NHL 09, I have them on the same line.

Crosby has 142 points through 76 games.
Sykora has 135 points through 74 games.
Malkin has 128 points through 76 games.

So it sounds good to me.


How does Sykora have more points than Malkin?
:?
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby Bob McKenzie on Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:30 pm

I'd like to see Sid, Geno, and Petr on the first line for 2 or 3 games to see how they do. I think it's a great combination because Sid and Geno can open up the ice while Sykora is the sniper to take advantage of the playmaking.

Move Satan up on Staal's line to play with him and Fedotenko.
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby purelebo84 on Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:32 pm

Bob McKenzie wrote:
purelebo84 wrote:In NHL 09, I have them on the same line.

Crosby has 142 points through 76 games.
Sykora has 135 points through 74 games.
Malkin has 128 points through 76 games.

So it sounds good to me.


How does Sykora have more points than Malkin?
:?

I don't know.

Just like I don't know how Godard has 11 goals.
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby WWGRD on Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:33 pm

purelebo84 wrote:In NHL 09, I have them on the same line.

Crosby has 142 points through 76 games.
Sykora has 135 points through 74 games.
Malkin has 128 points through 76 games.

So it sounds good to me.


I see your playing on Legend difficulty...

:wink:
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby purelebo84 on Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:48 pm

WWGRD wrote:
purelebo84 wrote:In NHL 09, I have them on the same line.

Crosby has 142 points through 76 games.
Sykora has 135 points through 74 games.
Malkin has 128 points through 76 games.

So it sounds good to me.


I see your playing on Legend difficulty...

:wink:

I actually play on Pro.

In my Be A Pro, I play on the top difficulty, though I can't come up with it's name right now.
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby Idoit40fans on Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:07 pm

Bob McKenzie wrote:
purelebo84 wrote:In NHL 09, I have them on the same line.

Crosby has 142 points through 76 games.
Sykora has 135 points through 74 games.
Malkin has 128 points through 76 games.

So it sounds good to me.


How does Sykora have more points than Malkin?
:?


If he's the right wing, he'd blow Malkin away for points in my game. Most of my goals are created from behind the net with the Center dishing to the forehand wing. So a righty would be dishing to the left wing and a lefty to the right wing.
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby Mr. Colby on Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:04 pm

Hey, my top line in '09 is Malkin-Crosby-Sykora, they dominate nightly, so obviously it's a good pairing. However they don't score godly numbers of points like Uncle Lebo's team.

Sykora-Crosby-Malkin
Fedotenko-Staal-Kennedy
Cooke-Talbot-Satan
Dupuis-Zigomanis-Godard

Gonchar-Orpik
Whitney-Letang
Gill-Scuderi

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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby Why So Serious? on Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:07 pm

kennedy-crosby-satan
talbot-malkin-sykora
fedotenko-staal-dupuis
cooke-zigo-godard

It's hard to split up fedo and staal. It seems like they really have developed some sort of connection out there on the ice.
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby Noise on Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:12 pm

Why So Serious? wrote:kennedy-crosby-satan
talbot-malkin-sykora
fedotenko-staal-dupuis
cooke-zigo-godard

It's hard to split up fedo and staal. It seems like they really have developed some sort of connection out there on the ice.


Those sound like good lines to me.
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby meecrofilm on Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:12 pm

^^ Not a chance we see that on Tuesday. But I wouldn't mind if we did =p
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby Mongoose87 on Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:26 am

Why So Serious? wrote:kennedy-crosby-satan
talbot-malkin-sykora
fedotenko-staal-dupuis
cooke-zigo-godard

It's hard to split up fedo and staal. It seems like they really have developed some sort of connection out there on the ice.


Here's a new take:
Sykora-Crosby-Satan
Staal-Malkin-Fedetenko
Kennedy-Talbot- Dupuis
Cooke-Ziggy Manius-Godard

Yeah, I'm crazy like that.
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby André on Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:35 am

The Pizza line's inconsistent? Oh my, you have high demands. You're disappointed if Crosby and Malkin scores less than 120 each? =)
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby DelPen on Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:41 am

Malkin-Crosby-Sykora is great in a video game but in reality who would play defense?

Dupuis-Crosby-Satan
Malkin-Talbot-Sykora
Fedo-Staal-Kennedy
Cooke-Zigo-Godard

Strong face-ofs down the middle, balance of scoring and grit. A 3rd line that can wear a team down and force turnovers.
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby Why So Serious? on Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:43 am

DelPen wrote:Malkin-Crosby-Sykora is great in a video game but in reality who would play defense?

Dupuis-Crosby-Satan
Malkin-Talbot-Sykora
Fedo-Staal-Kennedy
Cooke-Zigo-Godard

Strong face-ofs down the middle, balance of scoring and grit. A 3rd line that can wear a team down and force turnovers.


The only way Malkin plays the wing, is if he is playing with Crosby. They could let Talbot take face-offs, but Malkin would be the natural Center on that line. However, Malkin is only going to get better at face-offs if he takes face-offs, rather than watching his teammates take it for him.
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby Firebird on Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:04 am

I don't see the grit that Dupuis brings. Sorry. He's fast, layed out a nice hit, mainly by accident in the Boston game, and that's about all.

Sykora has been playing the body more this season, I've noticed
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby shmenguin on Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:35 am

tombarrassorules wrote:video games know best. take madden for instance. its easy to see from playing a game of madden if you replace ben with leftwich its a 42-7 win for the steelers today.

i think crosby malkin sykora is a great idea when you're down by a goal or two and need to generate some serious offense late. but as an actual line start to finish? no. theres no grit on that line. nobody to dig it out in the corner. thats why dupuis, kennedy, or fedotenko play on the left side on that line. someone has to do the dirty work. if you put malkin crosby and sykora out there...your forechecker is crosby of all people. the main guy that sets stuff up will be chasing garbage in the corners instead while sykora injures his groin pivoting in the slot.

people always forget how important it is to have the guy that does the little stuff that frees up your playmakers and goal scorers. its one of the main reasons why the alfredson, spezza, heatley is so inconsistent.

in short: good if you need one. as a "line" - no.


crosby and malkin both have more grit than dupuis so i don't know where you're coming from on this. they both go into danger areas. they both forecheck like animals and they both are responsible in their own end.

i just hate seeing a breakout start and right when sid's ready to pass, he sees a #9 and takes it himself instead. my pro-dupuis argument has always been, "he's nervous. give him time to get comfortable". it's been like 30 games. he ain't getting comfortable.
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby DelPen on Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:48 am

shmenguin wrote:crosby and malkin both have more grit than dupuis so i don't know where you're coming from on this. they both go into danger areas. they both forecheck like animals and they both are responsible in their own end.


Do you really want Crosby or Malkin being the guy who digs pucks out of the corners? Sykora can't do that so he can't play with malkin and Crosby. Dupuis does do that is is pretty good at it.

Now Malkin-Crosby-Kennedy would have some potential because Kennedy forces a ton of tournovers and shoots from anywhere on the ice.
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby shmenguin on Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:01 am

DelPen wrote:Do you really want Crosby or Malkin being the guy who digs pucks out of the corners?


they're already doing it

DelPen wrote:Sykora can't do that so he can't play with malkin and Crosby.


he needs to get open in the slot and occasionally make a neutral pass. he doesn't need to be a selke winner

DelPen wrote:Dupuis does do that is is pretty good at it.


does he? and is he? i haven't seen that much proof. he's fast and has a hard shot when he can get it off and on net. and he's a good pk'er. that's it.

DelPen wrote:Now Malkin-Crosby-Kennedy would have some potential because Kennedy forces a ton of tournovers and shoots from anywhere on the ice.


yes. i like him over dupuis even though he struggles positionally. at least he has confidence.
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby Noise on Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:13 pm

tombarrassorules wrote:video games know best. take madden for instance. its easy to see from playing a game of madden if you replace ben with leftwich its a 42-7 win for the steelers today.

i think crosby malkin sykora is a great idea when you're down by a goal or two and need to generate some serious offense late. but as an actual line start to finish? no. theres no grit on that line. nobody to dig it out in the corner. thats why dupuis, kennedy, or fedotenko play on the left side on that line. someone has to do the dirty work. if you put malkin crosby and sykora out there...your forechecker is crosby of all people. the main guy that sets stuff up will be chasing garbage in the corners instead while sykora injures his groin pivoting in the slot.

people always forget how important it is to have the guy that does the little stuff that frees up your playmakers and goal scorers. its one of the main reasons why the alfredson, spezza, heatley is so inconsistent.

in short: good if you need one. as a "line" - no.


Malkin and Crosby can bring the grit.
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Re: malkin-crosby-sykora

Postby Noise on Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:19 pm

DelPen wrote:
shmenguin wrote:crosby and malkin both have more grit than dupuis so i don't know where you're coming from on this. they both go into danger areas. they both forecheck like animals and they both are responsible in their own end.


Do you really want Crosby or Malkin being the guy who digs pucks out of the corners? Sykora can't do that so he can't play with malkin and Crosby. Dupuis does do that is is pretty good at it.

Now Malkin-Crosby-Kennedy would have some potential because Kennedy forces a ton of tournovers and shoots from anywhere on the ice.


Yes. . .

Because dupuis or kennedy dig the puck out of the corner, pass it to the slot and it ends up going the other way.

Malkin and Crosby dig the puck, pass it to the slot, and it ends up in the net. Both Crosby and Malkin are far more effective behind the red-line than any other player on the Pens.
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