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09-24-2006, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by HabsFanFromPEI View Post
Latendresse-Ribs-Kovy might be a little too slow and they are not good on defense. But you cant have everything perfect so its worth a shot. And 3.5 mil player on the third line?
So what ? This is the new NHL my friend. There's no such thing as a defensive third line. Most of the teams rally on three offensive lines now, and with this line up,

Higgins - Koivu - Ryder
Latendresse - Ribeiro - Kovalev
Samsonov - Plekanec - Johnson
Begin - Bonk - Zhogin/Murray/Ferland

we'll have three lines capable of scoring on a regular basis with a very effective checking/defensive 4th line. This line up sounds great !

BTW, how many players can we keep ? 21 or 23 ? With 21, we can keep everyone except Downey.

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