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08-18-2012, 02:35 PM
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pdd
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Originally Posted by Spitfire11 View Post
Cleary showed in the playoffs he's still willing to play his game. The question mark with him is whether the surgery will bring back his skating. He at least deserves a chance, and with him playing for another contract this season I wouldn't be surprised to see him have a rebound year either.

I'd cut loose Bertuzzi, Samuelsson, and Emmerton and start the season with this

Filppula - Datsyuk - Cleary
Franzen - Zetterberg - Tatar
Miller - Helm - Brunner
Abdelkader - Nyquist - Tootoo
With our current forwards, I don't agree with cutting Sammy; he's one of the few reliable offensive forces. But based on your cuts, your lineup is just outright dumb. Sorry. It should look like this:

Filppula/Datsyuk/Brunner
Nyquist/Zetterberg/Franzen
Cleary/Helm/Tatar
Miller/Abdelkader/Tootoo

If you keep Samuelsson:

Nyquist/Datsyuk/Brunner
Cleary/Zetterberg/Samuelsson
Franzen/Filppula/Tatar
Abdelkader/Helm/Tootoo

If you keep Emmerton:

Nyquist/Datsyuk/Brunner
Filppula/Zetterberg/Franzen
Cleary/Emmerton/Tatar
Abdelkader/Helm/Tootoo

Personally, I think the Wings shouldn't have kept Bertuzzi, and that Samuelsson wasn't the right move when it was made. But cutting them loose right now isn't exactly an option.

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