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12-06-2012, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Joey Moss View Post
I have Catenacci in my lineup for sure. I see the offense shaping up something like this:

Scheifele - Nugent-Hopkins - Rattie (Nuge and Rattie will make magic, Scheifele will create space)
Huberdeau - MacKinnon - Drouin (Previous Chemistry)
Hudon - Strome - Ritchie (Strome and Ritchie have the chem from Niagra, Hudon complements them)
Jenner - Catenacci - Danault (Energy, physicality - perfect 4th line)
Wilson/McNeill (Whoever wins the 13th spot in camp)

I'm starting to think even if Monahan has a good camp, he won't be on the team with 2 draft eligables there already. MacKinnon and Drouin are clearly ahead of him. Don't see anyone else who would give Wilson, McNeill or Catenacci a battle for those last spots.
I agree, I've now watched Catenacci enough to know that there isn't a player available that can be more valuable to this team due to his versatility. He can play centre or wing, is a defensive specialist while a league leader in points and one of the best at winning face-offs. I can't immagine HC leaving a player that offers so much off the roster. Lets not forget his blazing speed which is exactly what you need for that big Olympic ice surface. It's a different game over there and Catenacci is the protype player for the big ice. Spott and HC will have to be careful taking too many bigger, slower players because the speed on the big ice will be insane!

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