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10-07-2013, 08:50 AM
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Callahan should help even the lines out a little bit. Despite the fact that hes been skating forever, he hasn't been in games so he should be eased in, perhaps the third line to start?

Richards-Stepan-Nash
Pouilot-Brassard-Zuccarello
Pyatt-Boyle-Callahan
Asham-Moore-Dorsett

McDonagh-Girardi
Staal-Del Zotto
Moore-Stralman

Hagelin can't come back soon enough. They need his speed. I'm not enamored with the top two lines, even though Brassards line has played alright. With Step and Cally shaking off the rust things could get ugly early. I don't sense a ton of confidence from the coach or the players to be honest - which is disturbing.

I'll tell you what - I don't think I've ever put this much importance on winning games this early in the season. Something tells me they need to win a game as early as possible to get their confidence otherwise its very possible they could quickly slip to 0-3, 0-5, 1-7, etc... I think they need to split the next two, at the very least.

Hopefully win #1 comes tonight, especially when Henrik is going tonight and prob not tomorrow.

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