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02-18-2012, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by SactoShark View Post
Well let's get it down on paper then...

Marleau - Thornton - Pavelski
Clowe - Couture - Havlat
McGinn - Moore - ______?
_____? - Handzus - Desjardins

Pretty obvious the top 6 are set. What happens with the rest?

(i don't mean that rhetorically at all... i think this is the main issue)
IMO, DW is done dealing for bottom 6. If he gets a top 6, Havlat or Clowe moves down taking one of those slots. I like Winchester, but coaches rarely make players like Winchester regulars in a playoff lineup. They go for guys with more offensive skill like Wingels or Ferriero. With the way it has gone, I actually think Mitchell, Winchester, Wingels and Ferriero will rotate. That rotation is a compliment to Winchester who has shown that he is far more than an enforcer. The rotation is a negative to Mitchell who has shown that he doesn't maintain the cycle well consistently. If I were TM with their current play, I would have Wingels on 3rd line and Mitchell on 4th. Any slippage, Winchester. Last resort, Ferriero. I like McCarthy as well for his cycle and defense, but I don't think the coaching staff does and I think he has the least scoring promise of all of them.

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