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10-17-2012, 06:14 PM
Joe Sakic
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Originally Posted by Drizzt1 View Post
Nah lads, I'm pretty sure the lines and pairings are set.

Mcginn - Stastny - Jones
Landeskog - O'Reilly - Downie
Parenteau - Duchene - Hejduk
Mcleod - Mitchell - Kobasew

Zanon - Johnson
Wilson - O'Brien
O'Byrne - Hejda


I may have got the "sides" wrong in the defensive pairings, and Hejduk/Parenteau may play on the opposing wings, but that's pretty much it imo.

As much as I try, I don't see that as a contender. We NEED the likes of Duchene, Mcginn, Jones, Wilson and those types of players to step up.

We honestly lack one to two superstars unfortunately.

I like the offense and goalies, but I'd change up the defense just a bit.

I'd like to see:

Wilson - Johnson
O'Byrne - Zanon
Hejda - O'Brien

I just don't like O'Byrne and Hejda together. Too much defense and a massive lack of offensive power.

I also don't like putting O'Brien with Johnson. I think if we truly want Johnson to turn into that #1 franchise defenseman we have to pair him with someone like Wilson, who is willing to take a back seat to Johnson when they're on the ice together. O'Brien is much too over-confident to take a back seat to Johnson, and I think that takes away from the game Johnson wants to play. He wants to be "that guy" when he's on the ice. I think putting O'Brien with an already established veteran (like Hejda) who already has his game figured out is a better place for him.

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