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OKC Barons 2013/14
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07-10-2013, 03:54 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
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Some of these lineups that are being suggested would get absolutely wrecked in the AHL. Giving big minutes to 6 or 7 rookies (or any minutes at all to Cameron Abney) is not a winning strategy.
I think the Barons lines will look something like this:
Ryan Hamilton / Mark Arcobello / Toni Rajala
CJ Stretch / Andrew Miller / Tyler Pitlick
Antti Tyrvainen / Ryan Martindale / Ben Eager
Curtis Hamilton / Veteran to be signed / Wil Acton
Lizon / ?
Fedun / Veteran (Potter?)
Marincin / Davidson
Klefbom / Veteran
Not sure who the 14th forward or the 7th D will be. I think it is very important to get a quality veteran RW to play on the top line. A guy like Brandon Segal or Jamie Tardif would fit the bill. Would also REALLY like to see at least one more veteran defenseman on the roster. Randy Jones would be great if he'd consider coming back.
edit - I forgot about Ryan Hamilton! He's perfect!
If Klefbom is in OKC he will be getting big minutes I think. Doubtful he is on the 3rd pairing.
Tyrvainen signed with Jokerit in Finland to play with his brother Juhani I thought, it was announced day after we were eliminated. So unless something falls through and he has a change of heart he won't be back. Hopefully Kessy can be an adequate replacement of the feisty Fin.
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