When Zubrus is back, one of Matteau, Lotkinov or Butler is sitting.. Another top 6 winger pushes two of those three out of the line-up. Of course I would love to get a legit top 6 winger but that'd be a tough roster decision to figure out who gets to stay.
I can see Carter being the odd man out also though.. he's sort of the most unused forward on our 3rd line. Too much chemistry there though.
Loikotonov? He's only playing in Albany right now. Maybe you meant Barch, though at least he's not quite as useless as Cam on-ice and his fight in the first period did send a message.
Yeah, it'll be an interesting choice though judging by the need for the 'regular season goon' and Butler's place on the PP, Matteau will probably be the one to sit/be sent down.
Very good point. It only points out the many possibilities. But that sounds more like an amazing 3rd line and where does Kovalchuk fit into the equation?
Put him back with Henrique?
I'm mostly thinking of the period last season where we had Zubrus, Ponikarovsky, and Bernier together and the damage they did on the forecheck as a trio. Jagr's weakness is lack of footspeed though, so I'm not how sure that would work. They'd be able to possess the puck, but getting it in the first place might be a chore.