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12-06-2003, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by ForeignFlame
Well, with Turek, Betts, Reinprecht, Conroy, and Lydman all out, the lines will probably look something like this I'd imagine:

Saprykin - Yelle - Iginla
Gelinas - McAmmond - Donovan
Green - Lombardi - Kobasew
Lowry/Oliwa - Morgan - Clark

Leopold - Regehr
Gauthier - Warrener
Ference - Montador

The Pens are holding on 3-2 against the Oilers, as of the writing.

Now, to respond to this lineup, it's difficult to conceive of Yelle being placed on the top scoring line, with Lombardi being dropped to the checking line. Yelle was uncertain of his exact role upon his arrival in Calgary. As was shown, he most definitely is not suited to a scoring or two-way role. He is a checking center par excellence, but anything else, really, is expecting too much from him.

The thought of McAmmond taking faceoffs doesn't exactly inspire confidence, but deperate times call for desperate measures.

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