Which 04-05 Phantoms will enjoy the most NHL success?
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06-12-2005, 06:15 PM
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I think the largest problem for Clarke coming into the next year, assuming there is a next year, will be working out the center position. We have way to many, and some will need to play the wing.
I think a Sim-Handzus-Sharp line would look pretty good as a 4th line, but you could probably substitute Radio for Sim if you would like. Will Richards really develop playing 4th line minutes? Will Handzus be happy on the 4th line? If Richards does not end up a center, where does he end up? A ton of decisions for Hitch and Clarke to make once the CBA is worked out.
Primeau is obviously set.
Carter will probably be given the keys to the first line.
Richards... 4th line? 1st line Phantoms...
Handzus 2nd Line center, if Richards gains faith of management... traded for D/Wing
Roenick first line RW.
Sharp RW as well... maybe 4th line center if Richards stays with Phantoms.
Umberger I would put out at wing on the Phantoms next year with the idea of him being on the flyers in '06-'07 full time as a wing.
In any event... we are like 2 years from being absolutely dominating up the middle as Richards/Carter get their feet wet.
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