Where do Bickell and Stalberg end up next year?
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04-19-2013, 04:38 AM
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Bolland & Frolik are easier to replace than Stalberg or Bickell.
I agree keep the 3rd line together for next season, but I replace Bickell with Morin unless Bickell & Stalberg both are signed for 5m together. 3m to Stally & 2m to Bickell... probably not going to happen
Is there any reason to think that Brandon Pirri couldn't put up
David Krejci type numbers?
Krejci last year numbers in the AHL
69GP 31G 43A = 74 points
Pirri in Rockford this year
74GP 21G 49A = 70 points
Sharp -- Pirri --Kane
Morin-- Handzus-- Stalberg
Shaw-- Kruger --Carcillo
Would likely not put Pirri and Kane together due to defense considerations, even though Pirri is not as defensively challenged as some would like to believe. The easy switch would be Kane with Toews, and Hossa with Pirri.
I actulally hope Pirri gets called up for the playoffs once the Hogs season ends, much like Smith and Shaw the past two years. Stick him at 2C, slide Bolland down, and keep Handzus as 4C. Put Kruger and Shaw at wings.
Third and fourth lines, as well as extras, will be determined by offseason moves and training camp. From Rockford, Morin, Hayes, Smith, Bollig et al will all get looks.
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