Thread: Line Combos: 2013 Minnesota Wild
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01-03-2013, 11:10 AM
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Parise - Koivu - Coyle
Heatley - Brodziak - Granlund
Setoguchi - Cullen - Clutterbuck
Mitchell - Konopka - Powe
Kassian

Suter - Spurgeon
Gilbert - Stoner
Falk - Scandella
Prosser

Backstrom
Harding


I know the Wild want to have Granlund start at center, but I'd personally get his feet wet at wing at the NHL level. Adding an all-around guy like Brodziak to the mix over a bit of floater like Setoguchi seems to make the most sense to me, in addition to a shooter/net presence like Heatley. Third line is a more fly by the seat of your pants sort of line but it has the offensive ability to be a sound scoring third line with the adept defensive play that Cullen and Clutterbuck provide.

At defense, when Stoner is actually playing this regime likes his game. I think he starts in the top 4 until Scandella shows something in his game and is in need of a move up. He's spent much of the year already nicked and just not playing all that great hockey.

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