Where does Kelly fit in Bruins line-up? ideas?

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    Where does Kelly fit in Bruins line-up? ideas?

    without getting into big trade on hold til 2morrow. i guess the the lineup for game against Ottawa would like this

    milan lucic-david krejci-nathan horton
    brad marchand-patrice bergeron-mark recci
    blake wheeler-chris kelly-michael ryder
    tyler seguin-greg campbell-shawn thornton

    ideas boys?
     
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    Re: Where does Kelly fit in Bruins line-up? ideas?

    He is a natural third line center and PK specialist so barring the trading of a forward tomorrow your line-up is correct...except move Wheeler to the fourth line...he did well there a couple of weeks ago.

    By the way, I think Rask will be playing tomorrow...just a hunch.
     
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    Re: Where does Kelly fit in Bruins line-up? ideas?

    In Response to Re: Where does Kelly fit in Bruins line-up? ideas?:
    [QUOTE]He is a natural third line center and PK specialist so barring the trading of a forward tomorrow your line-up is correct...except move Wheeler to the fourth line...he did well there a couple of weeks ago. By the way, I think Rask will be playing tomorrow...just a hunch.
    Posted by jmwalters[/QUOTE]

    Spot on (even agree with you on Rask tomorrow.)
     
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    Re: Where does Kelly fit in Bruins line-up? ideas?

    loyal.

    that looks about right.  my hope is for us to eventually land someone to play with Lucic?Krejci so we can put Horton on the 3rd line to balance out our lineup. 

    I know a lot ripped on Kelly but to me he is an ideal choice.  I think those negative fans will change their tune when they see his effort.
     
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    Re: Where does Kelly fit in Bruins line-up? ideas?

    Lucic-Krejci-Horton
    Marchand-Bergeron-Recchi
    Seguin/Kelly-Kelly/Seguin-Ryder
    Wheeler-Campbell-Thornton/Paille

    *Flip flop Kelly and Seguin at times

    *Wheeler played very well during his 4th line dayd a few weeks ago

    * I like Thornton's effort, but I dont feel he has to play all 82 games.
     
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    Re: Where does Kelly fit in Bruins line-up? ideas?

    Not Kelly's effort to be worried about, he puts up 4th line points with 2nd line mins.

    The PK will improve but who comes off it.

    I really like the play of the Seg Wheel and Ryd line last couple of games, Seg is starting to play has not been on the peripheral.  He has been too good to switch him off centre.

    Put Kelly with Camp, if Cj would sit Thorn that line could be the best 4th line in NHL.
     
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    We all know where Kelly fits in the line-up.He,s a 3rd line center! The biggest issue is with your young,franchaise, center, & where he fits in the line-up. This kid should of been sent back to junior,s instead of being around these 2 ex Dunkin Donuts managers CJ & PC. The Bruins needed a scoring winger! not a 3rd line,  PK, mucking center who can fight if he has to & is good in the locker room. Excuse me, but have to get ready, anger management classes at 8, see what the 2 have done to me! & im 50!    

     
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    [QUOTE]Not Kelly's effort to be worried about, he puts up 4th line points with 2nd line mins. The PK will improve but who comes off it. I really like the play of the Seg Wheel and Ryd line last couple of games, Seg is starting to play has not been on the peripheral.  He has been too good to switch him off centre. Put Kelly with Camp, if Cj would sit Thorn that line could be the best 4th line in NHL.
    Posted by No4BobbyOrr-GOAT[/QUOTE]

    I've been wondering if the very recent improvement of that line has a little to do with the increased pressure on Wheeler and Ryder right now.  I also saw less then half the game last night and a hand full of mental errors from Wheeler, some of which Brickley addressed.  It really is the litlle things separating this kid from reaching his potential.
     
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    In Response to Re: Where does Kelly fit in Bruins line-up? ideas?:
    [QUOTE]Not Kelly's effort to be worried about, he puts up 4th line points with 2nd line mins. The PK will improve but who comes off it. I really like the play of the Seg Wheel and Ryd line last couple of games, Seg is starting to play has not been on the peripheral.  He has been too good to switch him off centre. Put Kelly with Camp, if Cj would sit Thorn that line could be the best 4th line in NHL.
    Posted by No4BobbyOrr-GOAT[/QUOTE]

    [Pretend I'm not here...]

    GOAT, your "2nd line minutes" line is misleading.  Kelly was sixth best among forwards on the Senators in TOI, but 2:46 of his 15:38/game was PK.  Highest on the team by almost a minute.  5 on 5 + PP time, he was 10th among forwards - so in scoring situations, he's right where you'd expect a fourth line centre to be for TOI.  His goal total breaks down to 8 ES, 1 SH, and 3 EN.  8 ES goals puts him fourth on the Senators, ahead of Alfredsson, Kovalev, and Spezza.  On the Bruins, he'd be tied with Krejci, Ryder, and Thornton and ahead of Recchi and Campbell.

    But the numbers are only part of the equation here, just like Butch Goring's .9 pp/g for the Islanders has little to do with why that deal is cited as the beginning of the deadline deal idiocy.  You can try to bring in one superstar player at the top of the lineup and hope that makes you better, or you can try to find a rising tide kind of guy who will raise all ships.  The Rangers made deals like this one the year they finally broke their drought.  They traded scorers for hard working, strong skating guys - professionals with a sense of purpose: Matteau, Noonan, etc.  Those guys were crucial to that run.  They made the Rangers a harder working and more consistent team.  Amonte went on to have 3 40+ goal seasons with the Blackhawks, over 400 career goals and 900 career points.  Matteau didn't top 150 career goals and had 316 points.  Noonan only 116-159-275.

    I have no idea if Kelly can have that kind of impact for the Bruins or not.  But deals like this have a longer and more consistent record of success than trying to reshape the top of a roster.

    [resuming hibernation]
     

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