Thread: Line Combos: Line Predictions (2009/10 Season)
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07-08-2009, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Spongolium View Post
How about this

Gagne - Briere - Lappy Lappy isn't defensivly ******** and can cover for the totally inept briere. Briere had great chemistry with gagne for the last 2 seasons when they actually play together.

Hartnell - Carter - Shanny(1 mil) Shanny is another player that could easily hit 20 goals again on a line with hartnell and carter picking up rebounds. Would replace the goal scoring of Lupul with the added punch of being able to win shootouts for us. Something we desperatly need

Giroux - Richards - Powe/JVR/Maroon - Powe is fast enough to cause trouble and loosen up the puck to players like giroux and richards. He also scored some pretty important goals last season. With decent line mates i think he could easily match the production of Upshall while contributing the spice that upshall had last year. If JVR makes great strides in the AHL then he gets promoted to the big club to play on a scoring line.

Asham - Powe/Phantom - Carcillo - Powe returns to the bottom line if JVR reaches the level required. Maroon also a possible choice considering his size and slick hands at the AHL level.

Pronger - Parent - The best in the league covers for parent who may make a few more mistakes while he becomes better at this level. Coburn learns from pronger while watching him from the bench.

Timonen - Coburn - The best defensive pairing that the flyers have had for the last 2 seasons. Already proven chemistry. Safe pairing

Vannanan /Marshal - MAB(1.5 mil) We lose jones and carle to the minors if we get no takers for them. We bring van back for a million and sign MAB for 1.5 mil

Money lost through carle + jones = 6.2 million
Sign shanny 1 year 1 million
Sign MAB 1 year 1.5 mil
Vananan 1 year 1.5 mil
JVR comes up half way through the season = 2 million cap hit.
Money gained 6 million

Cap space still 2 million. Any idea's?
Vaananen and Bergeron at 1.5 mil each? Ugh. That's about a million times worse than Jones and Carle. There is a reason why Vaananen got waived at 1 mil and then didn't get much playing time with the Canucks. I can understand giving him another chance at more limited role (as he was playing top pairing), but definitely not at half a mil more than he made last year. And Bergeron is such a liability defensively, he makes Carle and Jones look like Ken Danyeko.

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