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12-25-2012, 10:09 AM
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Just doing offense for now:

Perron Backes Oshie
Schwartz Berglund Stewart
Steen Lehtera Tarasenko
D'Agostini Sobotka Reaves

(I'm assuming no McDonald...if McDonald re-signs, then no Lehtera).

I think this is a pretty well-balanced lineup. Every line has some size and toughness. Every line has a playmaker and a sniper (even the 4th line, sort of). Each line can be depended upon to be defensively responsible (although the 3rd line could be a bit iffy).

Neither Berglund or Stewart are set-up men, and I think Schwartz may be able to create some chemistry with them.

My big shot in the dark is Lehtera. Who knows if he'll make the jump over. My understanding is that his ELC has expired now, but we still own his rights. So we would have to sign him to a one-way deal (he won't accept a two-way deal, I'm sure). I like the idea of putting Steen on this line, as he would balance out the defensive responsibilities (Tarasenko is defensively responsible, but Lehtera is not, from what I have read). There are so many possibilities with this group of players though. That entire top 9 can be mixed and matched in any way. D'Agostini could even be placed in there somewhere.

Rattie/Jaskin/Hensick/McRae/Cracknell/Grachev/Porter(?) are our callup options.

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