Would be my guess.
I pretty much agree with your lines, and how about...
Blunden? Maybe he will be given a chance? Madden? Any gas left in the tank? McCabe? Maybe Habs will acquire McCabe soon?!! (I actually want to see more of Weber's very accurate shot!). So, acquire McCabe to start as #7dman?!
I understand that Eller has to be 'eased' into the swing of things but I do think we need to put him at centre. His size and puck protection is needed up the middle (DD is too small for centre IMO).
He will eventually be back at center, when he takes over his expected position as 3rd line center. For now he just needs to get back into game mode with as little responsibility as possible. I bet he'll still end up taking a few face-offs anyhow. Remember, this is a 4-5 games balancing act until Cammy comes back. Very little, except for the Gomez line, will be the same when he comes back.
Maybe that's just me, but I prefer having a player that was just recently cleared to play after surgery on the bottom lines for a few games, taking precautions, then having him on the first two lines playing a lot right off the bat. I believe it's better for the player's overall injury prevention and recuperation.
We have seen this experiment before, and it failed. Much like Moen on the first line again and again...
When will JM realize...Eller is best suited for centre!!! Not DD!!
Seeing Desharnais struggling on faceoffs and in the defensive zone I don't think it will be long before seeing Eller at the center position, I just think for his first (remember he didn't played in the preseason at all) he need to give him less responsabilities. The guy need to test himself and get to the speed of the game.
Lol at putting Emelin in the top 6 when everyone is healthy.
Those would be my duos.
I doubt Weber plays over Spacek.
I'd love to see Gorges and Subban as the top pairing, playing against the opposition's best. Would give time for Markov to get back to form, with less responsibility. The only problem I see with this is there won't be enough spots on the left side. Gill will stay in the line-up and I don't think anyone wants to see Spacek on the right side. Has Campoli ever played on the right?
Besides what's the chances everyone will be healthy at one time.