I think most of us agree that having Hall, Nuge, Eb's split up is probably the better idea moving forward. It's would be nice to have that one player on the 1st and 2nd lines with some pound and ground attributes.
Trading Hemmer for some muscle on the first line would be probably be the easiest way to acquire the first player especially with Yak's being his replacement. I'm just not sure how to get the second player, either trade a couple prospects and/or a roster player, or see what we can get for Gag's. The only problem with the latter is that it leaves a huge hole at second line center then. And we all know that we don't want Horc's there.
I think having a gritty winger on the 2nd with Gag's would help his game tremendously too, so it's hard to say.... I just don't know Meow...
I am hoping MPS keeps developing and uses his body more. He doesn't have to be killing guys into the boards, but rather using his body to protect the puck. Similar to how Jagr plays, once he has the puck on his stick he is damn near impossible to get it off due to speed, size and strength..
If MPS can round out I think a line of MPS-Gagner-Yakupov would be a good second line. Hall-RNH-Ebs as the 1st. Hall will eventually fill out more and when he wants to he hits people pretty hard already..
This is obviously a couple years away so in the meantime they need a stop gap top 6 fwd with grit.
Yea I'd like to see Gagner play 1st line minutes until RNH steals the spot back. Let's have some competition. Besides, RNH seems like he's playing through an injury, so I wouldn't mind him playing easier minutes with Yakupov and Pajaarvi.
Who knows? Maybe RNH and Yakupov could be deadly together, pure playmaker with a pure sniper.
Leading Scorer Gagner gets exposed to Gamma radiation?
Gagner would go between Hall and Ebs until we find that elusive big, defensively responsible center. Gagner and PRV seem to make a good combo and could be a permanent duo as well if we stuck with the 3 scoring lines
Sometimes they are good together. But I don't mind them being split up. Especially right now. When RNH and Eberle are healthy and on their games, they can be awesome together. Hall can pretty much carry a line by himself with his speed.