Glennon reports that at the morning skate today the lineup was:
Sullivan - Arnott - Erat
Smithson - Legwand - Ward
Dumont - O'Reilly - Hornqvist
Jones - Goc - Tootoo
That at least keeps O'Reilly on a scoring line and creates a formidable fourth line...actually it fits in exactly with our organizational goal of running with two scoring lines (Arnott and O'Reilly), a shutdown line (Legwand), and a two-way unit (Goc)...
Also, Trotz indicated Rinne would start again tomorrow night. Ellis missed practice to attend the birth of his second child this morning, a daughter Kayleigh. Congrats!!!
I like these lines to be honest. I love the way Spaling plays and the grit he brings. It would be awesome if we could use Spaling on the 2nd line instead of Smithson, but I digress. To me, this is the best lineup we can ice besides maybe Wilson instead of O'Reilly and Spaling instead of Smithson.