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09-18-2012, 09:55 AM
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The 28th I believe. And yeah, OKC is going to be ridiculous.
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Now that we know the whole lineup, this is my guess at what the opening night lines will look like:

Foligno - Hodgson - Tropp
Adam - Porter - Mancari
Girgensons - Varone - Rankin
Tarnasky - Schofield - Legault

McNabb - Pysyk
Brennan - Finley
Biega - Gauthier-Leduc

Leggio
Knapp
Looks about right. At least initially, I think they'll keep the Hodgson-Tropp pair together, and reunite Adam and Mancari to hopefully get Luke going early. I do think they'll try to integrate Sundher, though, even in a fourth line role, given that he's their only rising prospect.

Defensively, there's going to be a ton of competition. A healthy Schiestel playing like he was for Texas could probably break the top-6. I'd imagine they haven't given up on MacKenzie yet, either, as he was a versatile player for them before his serious injury last season. And Crawford is in the mix, as well. I think there's going to be a short leash on a chunk of those guys; if they have a rough game, they may be in the press box the next night.

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