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09-25-2010, 03:14 PM
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regehr
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I say let Johansson go back to SEL for one final year to develop his offensive game, hope he gets near a pt per game. Then he comes in next yr as a 21-yr-old firmly as 2C.

In the meantime, let Fleischmann play his way out of the 2C role. As long as Laich is on that line with him and Semin, it should be OK for grit/defensive awareness.

Then Perreault gets 3C between Fehr and Chimera - a line that seems to have good chemistry and a good balance of offense and defense.

The problem of course is that neither Fleischmann nor Perreault are good on draws, but the Caps have two of the best faceoff guys in the league in Steckel and B.Gordon, so in a critical situation, they could take the draw and change on the fly with Perreault/Fleischmann. It's not ideal, but it's do-able.

Here's the lines:

Ovechkin-Backstrom-Knuble
Laich-Fleischmann-Semin
Chimera-Perreault-Fehr
B.Gordon-Steckel-Bradley
extras: King, A.Gordon


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