What is our line-up for the future?
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06-26-2012, 12:39 PM
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A few people have Kadri/McKegg listed as the 3rd line centres for the Leafs going forward...
Usually your 3rd line centre is good defensively. Theyre usually a main piece of the PK and for shutting down the oppositions finest. Kadri/McKegg are both below average defensively, I don't really see that as an option.
3rd Line Centre
Those are the main holes I think.
D looks pretty set long-term, with Phaneuf/Rielly/Gardiner/Gunnar/Franson/Percy/Blacker/Finn duking it out.
Top 6 wing looks pretty set with Kessel/JVR/Kadri/Kulemin/Frattin/Ashton duking it out.
#2 Centre should be one of Grabo/Colborne/Bozak. Frattin/D'Amigo/Kulemin/Ashton could make good long-term 3rd line wingers (essentially whichever ones can't crack the top 6 are physical enough / defensive enough to be really solid 3rd line guys).
Reimer/Scrivens are likely good second tier NHL goalies, but way too early to at all expect either to fill the #1 role longterm. Big question mark there.
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