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07-04-2010, 09:16 PM
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MrJoshua
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Kostitsyn-Lombardi-Erat (a LOT of speed on this line)
Sullivan-Wilson-Hornqvist
Andersson-Legwand-Dumont
Smithson-Goc-Ward
Belak as the permascratch
Tootoo as the other scratch, but rotating in with the other fourth liners to get playing time

Suter-Weber
Boullion-Klein
Franson-Parent

I'm hoping that the solid two-way play of Lombardi will make it so that Legwand doesn't have to be focused purely on a shutdown role this year, because he showed in the playoffs (just like he showed when he was part of the 9-10-11 line) that when he's put in a more offensive role he can produce. But on a line with Smithson and Ward he won't do much. A line with Smithson, Goc and Ward ought to be able to work as a decent shutdown line as well. It's not as high-energy as a traditional fourth line but all of those guys can play physically and solid defensively, plus there's actually a bit of offensive talent there with Ward and Goc.

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