I'm guessing that Slater will probably take FO's, then slide to wing.
Clitsome - Postma, eh? Well, now's their chance to really step it up - as long as they're not a defensive liability, they'll have pulled their weight IMHO.
Re: Slater-Scheif... I'd like to see that since Slater is mostly a shoot guy and has better balance/accell than Scheife but better FO...
Re: Clitsome-Postma... They will probably be sheltered and mostly face bottom 6 in the o-zone... hopefully Noel doesn't care too much about OZS for Enstrom-Buff and just pushes them against top matchups
Originally Posted by KingBogo
That looks about right. I know its been mentioned elsewhere, but if they go with that lineup they will likely give Scheifele a few shifts on the 2nd line and maybe some 2nd unit PP time.
friggin sun is already dissing the 3rd line...
WTF it may be the best 3rd line this franchise (ATL/WPG2.0) has seen
and the season hasn't even started!!
I was reading one trade board post where one TO fan realized we had Antro and Poni together. He remarked how their O can be inssufficient (remember they were top line back then) but when they had the lead they would just cycle and no one could take the puck away. That's what I want/expect from this line... just a big efff you we're keeping the puck in this zone and not letting you score, Malkin/Crosby/Taveres/Toews/Stamkos/etc
This is a HUGE, HUGE longshot, but what if that line breaks out offensively?
at 6-8 mins a game (just guessing) they will likely not being scoring much even if they are scoring at high rates...
2 pts/60 mins is just over top6 average, so with that scoring rate they'd be posting a point as a line every 3 games(ish)