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07-01-2012, 10:25 PM
Der Jaeger
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Originally Posted by Husko View Post
So, I've made clear the past couple weeks that I thought we would run a 3 scoring line, 1 checking line offensive setup, with Kaleta and Gerbe as 2/3 of a 4th line checking line.

However, does this move suggest maybe we won't? I think maybe it's possible we will run with 2 pure offensive line (1 top line and 1 easy matchups line), a 2-way offensive line that sees checking assignments (see: Drury's line 05-07), and a traditional, 4th line hitting and grinding line.

(Without additions [which I don't predict])
Top offensive line: Vanek-Hodgson-Leino
Easy matchups line: Foligno-Ennis-Stafford
2-way line: Gerbe-Roy/Other center-Pominville
Grinder line: Tropp, McCormick, Kaleta, Scott, etc.

Biggest problem I see is the already discussed one of Leino. I'd prefer someone not just better, but bigger (Ryan zomg) there.
I don't think that's out of the question. I'm not really sure that Roy is the right two-way guy - rather have Ott.

A Scott - McCormick - Kaleta line in the grinder role, seven minutes a game, seems reasonable.

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