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01-18-2013, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by blinkman360 View Post
Really, really, really want to see Bailey playing LW on a line with Okposo on the RW. I eventually see Boyes dropping down the depth chart, and would expect Nino to come in at some point and take a scoring role. Same with one of our centers, Nelson or Sundstrom, if/when Cizikas struggles to produce offensively. I'd love to eventually see this lineup early on:

Moulson - Tavares - Niederreiter
Bailey - Nelson/Sundstrom - Okposo
Ullstrom - Nielsen - Grabner
Martin - Reasoner/Cizikas/Aucoin - Boulton/Boyes

Extremely talented 1st line; Big, physical but skilled 2nd line; Well balanced offensive/defensive 3rd line; 4th energy/banger line.
I love these lines!! People will think putting Nino on the first line after last season is crazy. But given the year he's had at Bridgeport and from the scrimmage the other night, the kid seems so much more confident and skates with a purpose!! Playing alongside Tavares never hurt anyone either..

I really like that second line, as I've always felt Bailey and Okposo should be playing together. Brock Nelson would be the perfect smart, skilled and huge type of player that would really bring that line together.. If you want to ease Nelson in, put him on left wing and let Bailey center them. If the Isles are set on seeing Nino and Nelson finish this season in Bridgeport, then I hope these are the lines heading into training camp next year.

I am a big fan of Sundstrom as well, I just feel he needs a little more time at Bridgeport, but he is alot further along than any of us could have imagined before the season started..

Those three kids (Nino, Nelson and Sundstrom) along with the continued development of Bailey, Okposo and Tavares are what i am most excited about as far as our forwards go... Anders Lee is the secret wild card. I think Lee will be a beast. Hope we sign him..

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