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01-13-2013, 03:30 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Washington, DC
Trotz said he's starting Erat, Fisher and Kostitsyn together as a line
Interesting choice; don't think many people saw that coming. I like it, but worry about our other top line. Wilson/Legwand/Hornqvist is my guess. Only other option I see is to either bump Legwand to wing, drop Hornqvist to the third line, and have Smith center. Or have Smith play wing, Horny still drops, and Legwand remains at Center. Trotz likes Hornqvist though so I expect:
When Bourque comes back, Mueller falls off lineup, Spaling drops to Mueller's wing spot, and Bourque plays third line wing. Not sure what you do with Spaling; we have five centers and four spots. Goose is never leaving the face-off dot, Fisher isn't moving either, and Smith is being groomed to become a top 6 center. Legwand can move, but I think Spaling is the most likely one to give.
I'd like to see Smith and Wilson together though. They have pretty good chemistry. Wilson/Smith/Bourque would be a dangerous third line, but I don't know how you make it work. We really need another top 6 forward.
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