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01-03-2013, 03:18 PM
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Tact
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If there is a season, this will be our lineup this year:

Sedin (6.1) - Sedin (6.1) - Burrows (2.0)
Booth (4.25) - Kesler (5.0) - Raymond (2.275)
Higgins (1.9) - Lapierre (1.0) - Hansen (1.35)
Weise (0.615) - Malholtra (2.5) - Kassian (0.87)
*Volpatti (0.6)

Hamhuis (4.5) - Bieksa (4.6)
Edler (3.25) - Garrison (4.6)
Ballard (4.2) - Tanev (0.9)
*Alberts (1.225)

Schneider (4.0)
Luongo (5.333)

Total: $67,168,333 -- $3,031,667M in cap space.

Schroeder won't make the team unless Kesler is unable to go when puck drops. Once he's back and healthy, Schroeder is getting sent down. However, he will be first/second call-up. GMMG has said he wants to get Schroeder some NHL action. Raymond is going to get every opportunity IMO to get back on that second line and will be interchangeable with Higgins should that fail (most likely will). Volpatti will make the team because he's AV's boy. Once he gets injured, Ebbett will make his way up here. Pinizzotto will get look at the 13th forward as well if he's healthy.

Don't expect a lot of action in regards to trades -- if any. Every GM is going to let the season ride itself out with what they got and will make assessments closer to the NHL deadline because of the shortened season. Luongo could possibly get dealt closer to the deadline if there's a desperate GM, however, it seems more likely IMO that Luongo will get dealt in the off-season.

Just my two cents. Trying to be as realistic as possible here.

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