Cammalleri - Gomez - Gionta Sergei K - Plekanec - Andrei K
Pacioretty - Metropolit - Moen Pouliot - Pyatt - White
With Segei and Pouliot possibly changing places. Lapierre, D'Ago, and Laraque without a defined role in the longer term... except that Metro won't be here forever, so we'll either need Lappy then, or someone to fill in until Leblanc/Maxwell are ready.
MAB and Gill with no long term role. Chuck them into any trade. Carle not brought in full time until Spacek is gone. PK not full time until Hammer is gone.
I'm okay with this, on paper.
edit: I keep forgetting about Chipchura... who also has no defined role on the team right now. Wonder what Chips + Lappy + D'Ago + could get nowadays in a trade?
Last edited by Ohashi_Jouzu: 11-23-2009 at 07:45 PM.
Cammalleri-Plekanec-Kostitsyn - too good to break up now
Pouliot-Gomez-Gionta - could be good
Sergei-Metropolit-Moen - checking line
Pyatt-Lapierre-White - energy line
Pacioretty to Hamilton. If we must keep him then have him play instead of Moen who replaces White, who then alternates with the other dudes on the 4th line. If Pouliot doesn't pan out Sergei replaces him on the second line. I think Sergei could be more useful on the 3rd line because he's better defensively and can get ice time as a PP specialist.
Laraque waived, placed permanently on IR orforced into early retirement somehow.
Markov-OByrne (Spacek replaces O'Byrne when we need a goal)
Gill (I think he's 7D at this point but he'll play, theres no way we won't have all 7D healthy for a game). MAB is kept as a spare part.
Plekanec and Kostitsyn might be a duo too, they've played together most of the year except when Andrei was punished on the 4th line. This is why I think the CPK line stays as it is. Pacioretty, Pouliot and Sergei should compete to win a spot with the two Gs.
The Fatendresse trade, Pacioretty playing better and Sergei being recalled really enhances our potential top6 winger depth...
Even though the Plekanec, A. Kostitsyn and Cammalleri line is doing well I'd like to see the original first line back together. And I think the brothers could be great with Plekanec. Metropolit leads youngsters Pouliot and D'Agostini. I would send Pacioretty and White back to Hamilton. The only sad thing is leaving O'Byrne out, but I don't see Gill sitting out. Who knows if we're ever going to have all defensemen healthy at the same time this year anyways...
My lines have changed with the acquisition and recalling of Kostitsyn.
With Gionta seemingly out for another 4ish weeks & Markov still gone awhile, I'd go with;
Cammalleri - Plekanec - Andrei
Sergei - Gomez - D'Agostini
Pacioretty - Metropolit - Moen
Pyatt - White - Pouliot
EX: Chipchura, Lapierre
Hamrlik - Spacek
Mara - Gorges
Bergeron/Gill - O'Byrne
This will tell us the forward(s) who stay in the line-up when Gionta is healthy between;
Pouliot, D'Agostini, Pacioretty, Sergei, White, Pyatt, Lapierre - since two of the previous will need to be in the pressbox/minors.