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03-05-2013, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Timeghoul View Post
The team should be very good when healthy, somewhere around 4th or 5th best in the conference. People hate Samuelsson and Bertuzzi, but they're good for 15 goals/40 points and are a hell of a lot better than Cleary and Abdelkader. Ideal lineup when healthy:

Filppula-Datsyuk-Nyquist
Franzen-Zetterberg-Brunner
Tatar-Helm-Samuelsson
Tootoo-Emmerton-Bertuzzi
(Andersson, Eaves, Abdelkader, Cleary, Miller)

Kronwall-Ericsson
Smith-Quincey
Kindl-Colaiacovo
(Lashoff, Wite)

Howard
Gustavsson

That team is not bad at all. Obviously we'll never be lucky enough for the forward corps to look like that, but we can dream. Get a guy like Yandle or Bouwmeester at the deadline and they'd have a legitimate chance at the Cup. I'm not worried; the only thing I'm worried about is whether they actually get healthy.
I think you need to consider that Bert and Helm may not be back this year, and if they are, will not be what they once were.

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