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04-19-2013, 02:12 AM
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My pipe dream...


AMNESTY: Briere, Bryzgalov
TRADE: Meszaros
LTIR: Pronger
RESIGN: Gustafsson, Manning (AHL), Lauridsen (AHL), Wellwood (AHL).
GRADUATE FROM AHL/OHL to NHL: Laughton, Gustafsson.
Nikita Zaitsev, D [from KHL]
Jaromir Jagr, F [UFA]
Boyd Gordon, F [UFA]
Ray Emery, G [UFA]
DRAFT: Zadorov, D

Hartnell - Giroux - Jagr
B. Schenn - Couturier - Voracek
Read - Laughton - Simmonds
Rinaldo - Gordon - Talbot
Rosehill, etc.

Timonen - L. Schenn
Coburn - Zaitsev
Grossmann - Gustafsson
Gervais, etc.

1a Mason - 1b Emery

PP: Hartnell - Giroux - Simmonds
Timonen - Voracek

B. Schenn - Couturier - Jagr
Zaitsev - Gustafsson/Read

PK: Gordon, Talbot, Couturier, Read, Laughton, Giroux, etc.
Grossmann, Coburn, Timonen, L. Schenn, etc.
Try and turn Mason back into a starter. Ray Emery is a perfectly capable backup if not more than that. Better than Bryzgalov as far as I'm concerned.*

Use Jagr in a more 5v5 role. Turn Giroux into an offensive weapon. No more face-off workhorse, give him manageable minutes so he doesn't think he has to do everything. Hopefully everybody stays healthy... although we have some decent call-ups in McGinn and co.

Pray Zaitsev comes here. Give him more sheltered offensive minutes. Perhaps pair him with Timonen instead if Schenn is ready to do with Coburn. Coburn-Schenn could be a mean pairing! Gustafsson-Grossmann looks like a really good 3rd pairing IMO...


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