Cammalleri - Plekanec - Kostitsyn
Pouliot - Gomez - Gionta
Bergeron - Lapierre - Kostitsyn
Tough guy from Hamilton- Metro - Darche
Markov - O'Byrne
Hamrlik - Gorges
I think Spacek would profit more from being on his natural side than Gill, because Spacek needs to shoot, Gill just shuts down. I like that 3rd line, because with Bergeron and SK, Lappiere can really up his offence, and we need a real banger, either Conboy or sign Neilson to drop 'em, but with O'Byrne establishing himself as a force in the making, we can rely on him to provide some muscle.
i expect to see max pac up for a playoff push. i think for this years playoffs, the experience would be important even if he was on the 4th line. so, max pac in for bergeron for me. darche is still a question mark, maybe someones comes in at the deadline if we are making a push.
I definitely just shed a tear. I understood the organization letting him go and giving him a chance at a cup, over staying here and being part of the mini rebuild...But I would love it if he ever came back!
I'd move Mara (and a pick, 3rd/4th?) for Jay McClement. Or if we can get a solid defenseman in our goalie deal, then we can move Hamrlik for McClement which IMO would be a fair trade (possibly a pick coming our way, but considering Hammer age/salary..), preferably the defenseman would be a replacement for Bergeron as well, and then run this D-Man group