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06-12-2011, 02:36 AM
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Assuming Brad does not sign, the line up will be:

Wolski - Step - Gabby
Dubi - AA - Cally
Hagelin/Grachev - Boyle - Zucca
Avery - Christ - Prust

It's not a very strong lineup. It's not even a playoff-level lineup. We'll probably make the playoffs on the strength of goaltending and defense, but forwards will continue to be a weakness.

With Brad:

Wolski - Brad - Gabby (I'd like to give Wolski a chance)
Dubi - Stepan - Cally
Boyle - AA - Zucca
Hagelin/Grachev - Christ - Prust

This lineup is much stronger with great second and third lines. Other than a bad hole at 1LW, the lineup would be strong, but not great. If we sign Brad and Wolski takes a significant step forward where he is playing at least on the level of a good 2LW, then the team could contend.

P.S. Assuming we don't sign anyone other than Brad, it looks like none of the regulars next year will be born in the 1970s. Everyone will be 80s or 90s. Then again, I wouldn't mind bringing back Prospal.

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