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...
I would say it would be more X-Pleky-AK, where Cammy either joins them or the Gomez-Gionta duo.
Cammallerri-Plekanec-Gionta...pretty scary line
Andrei-Gomez-Sergei...gomez could be that guy
Pouliot-Metropolit-Pacioretty...3rd line with offensive potential
Moen-Lapierre-Pyatt/D'ago....i hate to see Lapierre on the 4th line
and MAB in the echl
what about mab? Is he just playing over his head or are the last few games an indication that he's just hit his stride? It will be hard to take him out the way he is moving the puck in his own zone, and his ability to get the shot through in the offensive zone.
I dont know if the d will ever be all healthy at the same time, but after you figure out who should be in the top 6, there might be a couple undeserving guys sitting out regardless.