Thread: Confirmed with Link: Neal and Niskanen for Goligoski
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02-22-2011, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Hook View Post
The addition of Neal just gives the lineup a lot more flexibility. We now have a winger for both Sid and Geno. We don't have to force one of our centers to play wing anymore if we don't want to. That doesn't mean we can't try some different combination's. Malkin always gets some shifts at wing anyway.

I do think our lineup is better with Crosby, Malkin, Staal down the middle. It's just extremely hard to match-up with that.

Kunitz Crosby UFA
Neal Malkin UFA
Cooke Staal Kennedy

If we do go with Staalkin I think I'd prefer

Neal Crosby UFA
Kunitz Staal Malkin

But there's a lot of different combination's we can use now and that's the best part of the deal.
Yup, it seems like you and I have been preaching this a lot throughout the last day. And I agree with your line combos but I also don't have a problem with the ones that JTG suggest. We will have plenty of time to see what actually works.

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