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04-26-2009, 11:45 PM
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Two scoring lines with a traditional third and fourth line means two lines made up of Carter, Richards, Gagne, Hartnell, Briere, and Giroux. They'd be selling themselves short if they went that way, even though letting an aging Knuble walk, and trading Lupul, for cap reasons mostly, makes sense regardless of which way the Flyers go lines-wise. The depth they have at forward easily makes three scoring lines possible.
Gagne with Richards and whoever works, bring Knuble back if possible. Nobody here should blame him if he goes after one last big paycheck though. Otherwise, Kalinski, Ross, Powe, Nodl, and even Asham are possibilities. They have plenty of options.
Carter with Hartnell and someone fast that can skate with Carter works.
That leaves Giroux and Briere. If they can get a center that's great on faceoffs with some size, this would probably be the Flyers best line. Giroux might be the best forward on the Flyers this time next year.
There's three lines with likely two 30 goal scorers on each one. Stacking the lines would solve none of their problems and unnecessarily weaken a strength.
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