Things I did not miss during the lockout: Dave Stubbs being Gomez's PR director.
To be fair Stubbs does that with every player. It gives him easy accesss to them though so putting up with his fluff pieces has its advantages since he's usually the first one to get a quote from the players.
That second line is shaky with Bourque being an interogation point and Eller being historically better at Center. I'd have Bourque - Plekanec - Gionta as the second. At least then you have two out of a three who are rather safe bets.
Third line is weird. I guess it's a best of the rest kind of situation if you go with that Top 6, but Prust should be on the 4th, Gomez in the press box and Gionta on the second. I'd have Moen - Eller - Armstrong as the third.
Fourth line, in this scenario is okay. What we would expect with the Top 9 he uses.
I would use Prust - White - Blunden.
Good news is, with the threat of amnesty buyouts and a coach like Therrien hopefully lighting a fire under his ass, Bourque might not have a choice but to outdo himself. I don't think coasting through these 48 games is an option for him right now .