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02-27-2012, 06:21 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Hamilton, ON
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I have a big feeling that next year is going to be much worse than this year
What about if we draft high with grigs? or even forsberg? I think everyone needs to calm down a bit and see that we have some interesting options ahead. I think its safe to say the core of this team is solid + our 1st rounder this year. We have an elite goalie, and our prospect depth is at D. Theres a way to go before we can be a true contender (at least 1 elite forward, which we could get in grigs, but then again theres no guarantee), but I firmly believe that the team is going in the right direction, its just that the ship is doing a 180 at the moment so its not going anywhere.
Anyway, here's a bit of my lineup given our existing players and in the event we draft grigorenko (and he turns out to be the real deal right away a la other past high picks)
(DD and Plek can swap C, good for draws as well.)
(Grigs and Pac provide size for Gio, to make his life easier, could really dominate teams, especially if its used as a second line.)
This top6 has a nice balance of speed, skill, and size. DD was the casuality on C because grigorenko is the big centre we've been needing since what seems like forever, and Plekanec is a perfect 2nd line 2-way C. DD's excellent vision and natural talent will let him thrive anywhere, he's great at adapting and improving his horizons. Of course Grigs could also go on the Wing, and then there is Eller, who looks to be getting a bit more offensive in his game. It might turn out that one of these guys gets traded, too.)
As for the bottom 6, its hard to tell who will go where. I really want Gomez, Bourque, and Palushaj(from the bottom 6 anyway) gone. A mix of Moen, White, Leblanc, Eller, Geoffrion, Blunden, and maybe even Noke or Darche could be very effective.
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