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02-13-2013, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by 86Habs View Post
With the increased roster sizes (from 23 to 25), do you guys know if we'll actually be able to dress all 25 players for each game? Thinking back to 2010, we dressed 2 goalies, 7 d-men, and 13 forwards; are we able to (or would even want to) dress all 25? Or would the incremental 2-3 skaters be seen as a taxi squad, and draw-in to the lineup as deemed necessary by the coaching staff?
My guess is that there will be two skaters not dressed for each game, with the coach making the decision. The same 13 forward, 7 defencemen system we usually see, but with two eligible skaters in the press box. That is a big part of the reason I want young guys for those roles.

Roster projecting is all the rage in the media now, so here are a few more.

Cam Cole, National Post:

He doesn't give a concrete roster, but he does look at players who have risen or fallen and also the potential coaching staff.

Michael Traikos and Noah Love, National Post:

First time I've seen brad Richards picked in a while, and he was picked at the expense of Tavares.

Alan Muir, Sports Illustrated:

Pretty solid team. It seems like most media prefer Hall to Seguin for now, which could be due to the weaker selection at LW. They bring a pretty similar skillset, but I like Seguin's playoff and European experience.

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