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05-28-2008, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by #11 Saku Koivu View Post
I think people may be going overboard with the whole 3 scoring lines bit. Let's not forget Anaheim won a cup with a strong checking line. It's just a matter of having quality players on that third line.

If we keep with the 2 UFA bit, and try to keep the budget a little lower, something like this might be doable:

S. Kostitsyn - Koivu - Hossa/Rolston/Jagr
A. Kostitsyn - Plekanec - Kovalev
Higgins - Kelly - Kostopoulos
Lapierre - Chipchura - Latendresse
Instead of paying ridiculous money for Hossa...maybe you put Lats with Koivu, that adds 10-15 goals to that line. I think he can scorre 30 maybe 35 with a good center like that.

Use the extra money to sign a centrerman like Langkow or Sundin to really give 3 scoring lines.

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