Is Semin going to be playing with Eric Staal? Do you guys have an idea of what the lines are going to be this season?
Yeah so far this pre-season the line combos that we know for sure are Eric - Semin and Skinner - Jordan in the top 6 with Jokinen centering the 3rd line. Which of the Checkers ends up where (Boychuk, Dalpe, Bowman) and if they put Tlusty back with Eric is a mystery to everyone. They've had Boychuk working with the Eric - Semin line the past few days in camp but there's no telling if that's going to stay the case.
Not sure what to make of it yet. He'll probably start off the season as a healthy extra though with Kirk's emphasis on size on the 4th line him playing with Westgarth and one of Dwyer, Brent, or Bowman wouldn't surprise me either. I don't think he's expected to be a top 9 player until some more things play out in terms of the roster. Muller seems to be looking towards a "sink or swim" attitude with a couple of our top prospects to start the season.
I've been looking for lineups for your squad (especially top6 forwards). I keep seeing a million different combos because there are so many combos which could work given the talent in your line up. Could you help me out here? I'm looking at picking up Semin in a fantasy pool and want to know who he's playing with (I know he's top PP).