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02-05-2013, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by StellerEller View Post
The great thing about that depth is that its similar to Boston's SCF year or maybe even chicago to an extent. BOS had basically 3 2nd lines and rolled them to victory. We would not only have a very balaned top9 but we'd also have a diverse one.

Speed
Plekanec
Pacioretty
Gallagher
Galcehnyuk
Cole(Once he gets going)
Eller
DD

Power
Clowe
Pacioretty
Cole
Bourque
Eller(ish)


It's a very tempting idea, even though I love Gio, If the sharks would take this deal, I'd run, maybe with some tweaks here or there. Clowe could easily replace prust, like you have in your lines, and he'd be just at good at protecting them, while having way more offense. With prust on the 4th our team gets way better. We get someone who could potentially go with Lucic, and we get a real useful player who could slot in basically anywhere in our lineup.

I like your lines but we could see variations such as:

Clowe-Plekanec-Cole (Plek has big wingers who can play)
Pacioretty-DD-Bourque (DD and Pac keep their chemistry, bourque adds jump)

That's a very tough top6 that won't get pushed around and at the same time we don't lose too much speed.

OR

Pacioretty-Plekanec-Bourque(Speedier line with bourque comfortable at RW)
Clowe-DD-Cole (might be a bit slower/sluggish but lots of space made for DD)

OR

Pacioretty-DD-Cole(Stay the course)
Clowe-Plek-Bourque(Good mix of speed and muscle, Plek usually has chemistry with everyone, Bourque has already shown chemistry)

(put eller or prust on the third with the Gallys,etc)

There's of course lots of ways to set the top6/top9, but you get what I'm saying. Regardless the acquisition of a guy like Clowe IMO would be perfect for this club. Would be sad to Gio go, but TBH I wouldn't like to see him resigned when his contract expires, simply because he should be redundant at that point with Gallagher,Galchenyuk,etc knocking on the door for icetime and a spot in the lineup.

(Sorry for the long post)

If we acquire Clowe, it's to play with the kids.

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