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01-19-2013, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Ref9 View Post
Ward was a major disappointment last season, so he has to prove himself.

When Laich returns would prefer something like this:

Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom Alex Ovechkin

Wojtek Wolski Mike Ribeiro Troy Brouwer

Jason Chimera Brooks Liaich Eric Fehr/Joel Ward

Matt Hendricks Jay Beagle Joey Crabb


That 4th line would be entertaining.
That's exactly how I'd play it once Laich is back too.

Wolski has a ton to show and I've got some faith in him. Chimera/Laich/Ward was great at the start of last season and has the potential to be a great shutdown third line.

Alternatively, Laich could move to the left wing on the second line if Wolski disappoints in which case you move Beagle up one line.

Hate the idea of Purretu playing in the bottom six, it's hard to see where he fits in the lineup but there's absolutely no doubt he's earned a shot. How Oates manages him and Fehr at full strength will be interesting.

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