I'd like to see Cole play on the second line with Gomez and move Gionta to the first line. I know Cole Cammy and Pleks have had come chemistry the games they've played together but I'd like to see Gomez have someone that can keep him motivated and I think Cole is a good guy for that.
Assuming Yemelin doesn't grab the bull by the horns i have a hard time putting together our top 6. Spacek seems like the only other vet that can play the right side, but he's awful when he's over there. If Yemelin can show progress then he should be a natural to play on Markov's right side.
I can't believe people still want AK in our top-6. Its been 3 years already that we have been waiting and waiting for him to explode and there is nothing there. Get over him! Cole is the guy, thats why we got him, he will be top-6 and not AK.
3rd line of Eller, Ak, and Desharnais/Moen will be solid once Eller comes back. But AK is no longer top-6 option, especially to start the season. Maybe once it starts and if we are not performing, then yea ok. But to start with him in top 6 and Cole or Patches in bottom 6 -----> You crazyyy!