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07-31-2012, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by ShadowDuck View Post
Any chance we see Teemu up with Getz and Perry? Obviously not the ideal situation of having him on the 1st line.

Selanne - Getzlaf - Perry
Ryan - Bones/Holland - Palmieri
DSP - Koivu - Winnik
Cogliano - Bones/Holland - Beleskey

Gives us a dangerous top line, a 2nd line that revolves around Bobby (something he has said he's wanted quite a bit) and that has shown chemistry, a shutdown 3rd line. On the 4th line Cogliano can take advantage of playing against 3rd pairing Dmen, and Beleskey has become a better player with BB in charge.
I don't mind that as a different look occasionally. I don't think we'll see Teemu on the top line regularly, but contrary to popular belief he does play a pretty decent cycle game, and is better than almost anyone at jumping into soft spots in the D-coverage. With Koivu slowing down considerably, I think you'll see Selanne slid around the lines a little bit to provide a spark, instead of carrying his own.

Unless BM pulls something out of his oversized hat and makes a trade for a top-6 or signs Doan, regardless of how you shuffle the lines, the bottom line is we'll need a breakout season or two from the DSP, Palmieri, Bonino, Holland group.

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