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04-03-2012, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by squidz View Post
Granlund could earn a top line spot, but it's not advisable to assume a rookie can jump from Europe and play on an NHL top line. However, as a thought experiment, this could be interesting:

Granlund-Koivu-Heatley
Seto-Cullen-Clutterbuck
Johnson-Brodziak-Bulmer
Powe-Almond/McIntyre/UFA-Kassian

I'm sure Jarick's not a fan of that second line, but all three more or less play on an island and can create their own offense (and wouldn't be ruining the others' work). Bulmer brings a lot of the same sort of game as Clutter to that third line, with Brodziak there as the steady eddy for him and Johnson plugging away as he always does.

We'd have this for PK forwards:

Koivu, Clutterbuck, Cullen, Powe, Johnson, Brodziak, Almond/McIntyre (Heatley if he's needed)

For PP units we'd have:

Granlund-Koivu-Heatley-Cullen-Gilbert
and
Seto-Brodziak-Clutterbuck/Bulmer-Prosser/Kampfer-Spurgeon
I don't like the thought of us going into next year with Clutterbuck in the top 6.

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