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08-02-2009, 09:43 PM
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It's really hard to tell at this point, and will be until training camp. A lot depends on how Morrison (C) and Knuble mesh, and if Nylander still doesn't fit.

The assumed forward lines however, are something like:

Ovechkin - Backstrom - Knuble
Fleischmann - Morrison - Semin
Laich - Steckel - Fehr
Bourque - Gordon - Bradley

Notably missing Nylander and Clark. Laich, Steckel, and Bradley performed very well as a line during the playoffs, so Bradley may become a regular on the third line.

In reality, Boudreau changes his lines up all the time. Line makeup could be something like:

Ovechkin - Backstrom - Knuble
14/21 - Morrison - Semin
21/14 - 39/92 - 16/17/10
56/15 - 15/39 - 10/16/17

Going by player numbers (56 is Bourque).

As for D - I don't know pairings very well.

Morrisonn - Green
Alzner - Poti
Erskine - Jurcina

Schultz, Pothier

Someone else can help with these. There are 8 defensemen, and one is expected to be moved (Morrisonn?). Alzner is expected to suit up full time, but we have no solid evidence.

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