2013-14 Line Combos
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07-01-2013, 10:01 PM
Join Date: May 2012
Seems like this thread is getting derailed a little bit. So ill give my roster a shot.
Cammallaeri - Monohan - Hudler
Glencross - Stajan - Stempniak
Baertschi - Backlund - Jones
Reinhart - Knight - Hanowski/Bouma
McGrattan - Begin - Jackman
Giordano - Wideman
Brodie - Cundari
Butler - O'Brien
Smith - Carson
Its weird, I don't honestly feel like the roster is that bad. Ill probably change my tune by game 5 but I can dream. Centers 1-3 are basically interchangeable. I might switch Stempniak with Hudler, but I fell its the best combo of lines that we can put together.
Also I really feel like there should be more experience on the 4th line, but I just can't help but feel those are the best available, and if they can't beat out my "5th" line, they shouldn't be in the show at this point.
Defence to me hinges on two pieces.
Giordano needs to round out into form as our captain, and maybe best player. He now has some experience facing the best of the best on a nightly basis. He needs to show he can consistently handle those matchups and thrive offensively at the same time.
Either we need to make a trade or F/A signing for the #4 spot, Or hope that Cundari has worked extremely hard this offseason. If he can handle it I love that pairing.
If both these criteria are met, I don't think its a contenders defence, but I think its serviceable.
And just for the heck of it, Ill take a stab at Abbotsford's lines.
Howse - Horak - Aliu (Just me praying that Horak can help Howse get back on track and re-live some glory days haha)
Street - Granlund - Ferland/Hanowski
Ferland/Bouma - Byron - Nemisz
Elson - Jones - Bancks
Wotherspoon - Rammage
Breen - Lamb
Matczak - Culkin
Don't like this team much. Like many of our farm teams in the past, it lacks high end prospects, and lots of moderate veterans.
I tried to use as few PTO's as possible. We know some will be there though.
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