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01-07-2013, 01:22 PM
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I think Armstrong would be a better option for Eller if they want more scoring punch.

As for the D squad. I think it's a no brainer to put Gorges and Subban together as our top pairing against the opposing teams' best lines. Also, I'm torn on who to put beside Markov and Kaberle. Ideally, we would have two Emelins to side beside Markov and Kaberle since they are such similar players. On one hand, since Markov is not quite as soft as Kaberle, I would put the smaller and less physical Diaz next to him. On the hand, after all his injuries, I would prefer to put a guy not scared to go dig the puck out of the corners for him in Emelin. However, I think he'll prove that he's still superior to Kaberle so he'll be on the second pairing with the fourth defender most deserving of ice time. He might even displace Gorges as the top pairing left-hand defenseman which would open more options. In any case, I'm curious to see how Therrien will arrange his lineup.

And no, I don't see Galchenyuk making the squad.

Edit: Forgot Gomez wouldn't be bought out until this summer. I would put Gomez in either Moen or Armstrong's place then let the fourth line players fight it out for their spot every game (except Prust that is).

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