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01-14-2007, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by kruezer View Post
I think next year if the Flames keep the current top two lines (Tanguay, Huselius, Langkow, Lombardi, Iginla and Kobasew) and role with Yelle and Ritchie centering the bottom two lines, things will be interesting.

Tanguay - Langkow - Iginla
Huselius - Lombardi - Kobasew
xxxxxx - Yelle - xxxxxx
xxxxxx - Ritchie - xxxxxxxx
PB: xxxxx, xxxxxx

That leaves Moss and Boyd likely to get two of those spots. I wouldn't mind the Flames re-signing Amonte for another of those spots. That leaves on starter and two in the PB, I doubt Sutter would go purely with young guys for all those spots and their is a chance he will only carry 13 forwards. I wouldn't be surprised to see a cheap veteran grinder signed (or re-signed in the case of Lundmark, or Nilson, or Friesen or even McCarty I guess) for < 750k. and have that player and Nystrom/Taratukhin to fit in the 12th or 13th forward spots.

That may be still too young a team for Sutter to deal with, but I would be happy with that personally.
Lundmark is an RFA so he will likely be back next year... Ritchie is a UFA though... i really hope Sutter locks him up for another 2 or 3 years... even if he isnt scoring he's definately a great player to have

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