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08-17-2012, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by PredDave View Post
I won't pretend to be inside of Trotz' head, but here is what I predict:

WEBER + one of Ellis, Josi, Ekholm (any of the youngsters w/ most upside)
KLEIN + HANNAN
GILL + one of Ellis, Josi, Ekholm (any of the youngsters w/ most upside)

Extra scratched "D" = Blum


NOTE: I can't foresee any scenario where Hannan plays on the top pairing and I really don't think Gill + Hannan make up a good pair for 5-on-5 play.

Agree completely on the pairings, and the reasoning. Gill is definitely too slow to play 2nd pair at even strength, and he can't be paired with Hannan. So Hannan gets the 2nd pair.

I actually like what this does for Klein, he certainly won't be covering for anyone now, and may be freed up to be a bit more offensive which he has shown really nice flashes of over the years.

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