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01-10-2013, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by EveryDay View Post
True.


Galchenyuk-Desharnais-Cole
Patches-Plekanec-Gionta
Bourque-Eller-Armstrong
Prust-GOmez-Moen
/White

Emelin-Subban
Markov-Gorges
Bouillon-Diaz
/Kaberle/Weber

Price
Budaj
I think this is right, but Bourque is a natural right winger (and so is Armstrong). Armstrong is bad defensively (or so I remember reading, I could be very wrong about that), so he has to stay on the right side since he's a righty (for zone clears). That puts him on the "fourth" line imo.

I don't see us rolling four lines, but we would really have two decent third lines in this scenario.

I also think Markov's minutes will be carefully managed. I think your d lineup is right, but Kaberle will float thru in Markov and Bouillon's spots and Kabs will definitely be on the powerplay.

This will be the first five games anyway!


Patches-Plekanec-Gionta
Galchenyuk-Desharnais-Cole
Armstrong?-Eller-Bourque
Moen-Gomez-Prust


Emelin-Subban
Markov-Gorges
Kaberle(PP)/Bouillon-Diaz/Weber

Price
Budaj


If Emelin isn't ready for that, we might have to load up with:

Markov-Subban (replace Markov with Emelin or Bouillon?? against Boston, or Gorges??)
Kaberle-Gorges
Emelin-Diaz
Bouillon


If Galchenyuk doesn't stick, which seems likely at this point in his development, then:

Patches-Desharnais-Cole
Eller-Plekanec-Gionta
Armstrong-Gomez-Bourque (Armstrong might be what these two need, and Bourque can step in to fight when Colby plays cheap)
Moen-White/Noke-Prust

Good balance, but will they score?

Our best offensive pairings:
Patches-Desharnais
Desharnais-Cole
Plekanec-Gionta
Gomez-Gionta


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