Thread: Line Combos: Predictions for 2011-12 Roster
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06-06-2011, 01:40 PM
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I see the defense shaking out like this:

Staal Girardi
McD Erixon
MDZ Sauer


The top pair remains intact because of the importance of their job. I see McD and Erixon together because both are good defensively and growing on the attack. I know that McD and Sauer were great last season, but IMO Sauer is the better partner for Del Zotto. MDZ needs to regain his offensive swagger, and that will be easier to do with a rock like Sauer next to him (as opposed to a rookie in Erixon who would be learning the NHL game AND adjust to playing right-side defense).

As far as the lines, anybody's guess could be correct.

Line 1- X Richards Gaborik
Line 2- Dubi Anisimov Cally
Line 3- Fedotenko Stepan MZA
Line 4- Avery Boyle Prust

If it's financially possible, I could really see Torts putting Wolski on first line LW. Wolski has the talent, and if anybody can bring it out of him, it's Richards.

Extra/Knocking on the door: Grachev, Kreider, EC, Hagelin

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