2010-11 Lineup Projections
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10-04-2010, 02:21 PM
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edit: just fyi Johnson cleared waivers
Nearly incomprehensible! He's great, how did that happen?
I don't see why many are knocking the lines because of Ward's spot. On the contrary, knowing that Trotz man-crush on Ward put's him on the top three lines permanently, (expecting him to play fourth line won't and probably shouldn't happen) I'm just giddy it isn't Smithson there.
How many times last year did scoring chances disappear because Smithson had stone hands and couldn't hit an open net or couldn't corral the puck fast enough to send it back to Legwand on a tic tac toe. Too often. I'll give up a little defense for more scoring. Kostitsyn has all the buzz and may play there, but it won't be at the expense of Ward, it'll be Dumont. And we don't really know enough about how Dumont will play there to know if Kostitsyn's an improvement. I think that's a reach actually until he is more familiar with the system. Dumont will be fine there. I expect he'll assist on a number of Wardo goals, bag a few nice ones himself from Legwand, and do ok covering back as well. He's not a true defender but he'll buy in to the philosophy of the line and do ok. They'll score much more than last year at least.
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