I actually really like MAB on with Markov. MAB has been great for us down the stretch and deserves to be in. OB has been brutal and is still green behind the ears so it's not like MAB is a downgrade to him right now.
Remeber, MAB went to the cup finals with the Oil in 2007(?) and has a lot of experience. Add to that the fact we're going to need all the offensive against the Caps and having him set up by Markov will only stretch out an already porous Washington defense.
I also like bringing S. Kosty back in as he has developed really good chemistry with Moore and Moen and has a scoring touch (someitmes).
Good moves by Martin, to improve our offensive production.
We need all the offense we can get against the Caps. Great to see SK74 back and i like Bergeron on D. Doesnt mean that Obyrne wont play in this series though, its only for game one and Martin will probably go from there. Martin clearly understands the importance of skill and offense from the back end, something we just do not have aside from Markov. Lets see if sacrifying some size for some offense is the way to go to at least compete with the Caps. One this is for sure, Bergeron's big shot from the point has to be a factor for us to have a chance.