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04-30-2013, 01:59 PM
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Swamp Devils updated Roster and minutes chart

First off, I'm moving Mosdell back up to third line C and putting Rejean Houle on his RW. If anyone noticed in the roster thread, this is the same line that checked Hartford's top line during the regular season. I'll edit the OP to make this clear.

Houle in particular is going to be heavily relied on at even strength to shadow Bobby Hull. That's the one and only matchup the Swamp Devils really care about.

Forwards

forwardESPPPKTotal
Sid Abel15 4120
Phil Esposito175022
George Armstrong143017
Ilya Kovalchuk135018
Milan Novy113014
Daniel Alfredsson124117
Tony Leswick120315
Ken Mosdell120315
Rejean Houle150015
Ed Sandford6006
Bill Thoms62311
Jerry Toppazzini5038
Total1382614178
  • Esposito's extra ice time will be mostly at the expense of Novy. Sather was known for giving Gretzky extra ice time with a variety of wingers, and I see him doing the same for Esposito. The more Espo sees Hartford's 2nd and 3rd defensive pairings, the happier I am.
  • The Mosdell line will be matched against the Fedorov line when possible, but the key matchup will be Rejean Houle vs Bobby Hull. When Hull steps on the ice, getting Houle out against him will be the top priority for the Swamp Devils. This is reflected in Houle's extra ES ice time.

Defense

defenseESPPPKTotal
Paul Coffey196025
Bill White190423
Lloyd Cook152<117
Tom Johnson181423
Gary Bergman120315
Doug Young90312
Total92914114
  • Bergman-Johnson will sometimes be paired together, mostly in defensive situations
  • Only 9 of 46 min of ES ice time when neither the Coffey-White pairing nor Tom Johnson is on the ice


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