Well I sure hope Andrei will play on the right side for once. We could see if he's really made for that side like we all think. I remember him on the CAT line...he was awesome! Cross your fingers guys!
Pacioretty - Koivu - D'Agostini
Higgins - Lapierre - Kostopoulos
Latendresse - Plekanec - A. Kostitsyn
S. Kostitsyn - Lang - Kovalev et Bégin
It's got potential IMHO.
There's a lot of screaming about breaking our "best" line, but it also happened to be the "fourth" line. Higgins hasn't been good at putting it home, so let's see how he does with the grinders -- he has the right work ethic, it may work as well as before. It may also get him to play more of a North-South game. Lats may transfer some of that line's enthuiasm and net-crashing to a scoring line, and he goes to a line where he isn't the top talent -- people keep clamoring about a gritty scorer, well Lats is the closest thing we've got. Koivu tends to turn rookies into productive scorers (Higgins, Latendresse in previous years) so it's worth seeing how he does with those two. And Lang can play with Kovalev -- I suspect Sergei will visit the pressbox tomorrow, but Sergei-Lang-Kovalev is nonetheless a combination that has potential if Sergei can get out of his funk.
All four lines have someone who can drive to the net -- MaxPac (and d'Ago), Lats (and Kosty sometimes), Lappy and Kosto, and Begin.
Begin is a problem because he can't be left out and there isn't a real spot for him, although I think Sergei may be getting the Latendresse treatment. Tanguay coming back will only make matters worse. Too much depth is turning into a real problem.