Thread: Confirmed with Link: Koivu resigned to a 1 year, 3M + Bonuses
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05-10-2012, 07:41 PM
Great 8 = T. Selanne
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Originally Posted by Paul4587 View Post
Ideally or realistically? Ideally Cogs is moved, a gritty third line winger is signed/traded for (someone like Chris Neil) and we go hard after a quality second line centre (via trade as nothing is available in FA, Holland, Rakell, our 1st etc could be used as trade bait). There's not much that can be done with the D as we have plenty of bodies but lack a top end guy for the first pairing. Trading Visnovsky or Lydman would definitely weaken it considerably unless an equal or better guy is coming in to replace them.

Ryan/Palmieri - Getzlaf - Perry
Ryan/Palmieri - X - Selanne
DSP - Koivu - X
Beleskey - Bonino - X

Beauchemin - Fowler
Lydman/Sbisa - Visnovsky
Lydman/Sbisa - Clark/Vatanen/Brookbank/UFA

If Palmieri falters, move Ryan to the top line and DSP can probably play alongside Teemu and said centre. Etem has an outside shot of cracking the top 6 also.

Realistically though I think your lineup is what we're going to see. Although I don't think Vis or Lydman will be moved unless Murray has adequate replacements.
why do people still bother creating lines that break up koivu and selanne. it wont happen. they work well together, want to play together and play worse with other line mates. in all likely hood, selanne will get some assurance he will play with koivu if he returns.

baring injury, they will not be split up. making up lines that has them split up is wishful thinking.

dsp getzy perry
cogs, koivu, selanne (if he comes back)/ x (if he doesnt)
ryan, bonino / holland, palmieri
belesky, bonino / holland, x

beauch, fowler
sbisa, schultz / brookbank /clark/ x
lydman, vish

is what i see so far. if the young guys have a good camp who knows.

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