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12-11-2012, 11:56 PM
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Huberdeau and RNH seemed to be developing chemistry, but Scheifele looked out of place. They need someone else on that line. While Drouin had some offensive moments, he also had give aways and definitely looked physically weaker than the other players. He is looking like a long shot, but that was already suggested before the camp, so no one should be too surprised. I think it is unfortunate that TC is going to cut everyone at once. I hope some of these combos get switched around to see if others mesh. It would suck to get stuck with a couple guys on your line that are unlikely to make it and get dragged down with their play.

Team White
Stand Outs:
Ritchie
Strome
Harrington
Jenner
Shinkaruk

Poor Showing:
Murphy
Pelech

Team Red
Stand Outs:
Reinhart
Rielly
Hamilton
MacKinnon
Huberdeau
RNH
Danault

Poor Showing:
Dumba
Wotherspoon

My adjusted line up after one game
MacKinnon - RNH - Huberdeau
Scheifele - Strome - Ritchie
Shinkaruk - Jenner - Rattie
Hudon - Danault - ?
?
Rielly - Hamilton
Oulette - Harrington
Reinhart - ?
?

Not sure about those last two forward spots or defense. I do know that I don't want Dumba on the team and Murphy honestly doesn't look great. I love high risk/high reward defenseman, but he makes too many mistakes. Also, I don't think we really need a PP specialist this year. Hamilton and Rielly are more than good enough. I would prefer a 7th D that can slip in and play anywhere. If one of the top 6 D get injured, I certainly wouldn't feel overly confident in Murphy taking a regular shift. I'd rather 2 of Sproul, Corrado or Pouliot for the team. I'm sure Oulette is being rested just a little bit more, but think his spot is secure. I really hope that the coach isn't too set on Hudon in the top 6. I think he is a great player, but I just don't think he is as offensively dynamic as other choices. Plus, he is a hell of a pain in the a$$ to play against and would be perfect in a checking role. He just doesn't stop trying full out all the time.

We'll see how this changes after the next two games

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