or you could just move Collberg to the first line and it would probably work out (Pacioretty and Galchenyuk have the defensive awareness, size, playmaking abillity, and grit to work well with Collberg) ,then put Gallagher on the second line with Plekanac (just sayin)
Also Subban could work well with thrower (unless the size of that line becomes an issue, but those two have skillsets to compensate for that) then put Emelin with Bealieu as defensive reassurance on his line, then you have the deadly shutdown duo of Tinordi and Gorges, use Markov for an upgrade at forward, and you still have Morgan Ellis and Raphael Diaz waiting on the depth chart (could be good if you seriously want bargaining power for legitimate forwards (or if Markov doesn't return to his once great form or retires) even though most of the forwards are good at their role you still could use serious upgrades at one or two positions if you want to be a real good contender for the cup again)
Last edited by thecapsfan: 09-19-2012 at 09:45 PM.
My Jets guesses (man will I ever look back at this and think I was stupid crazy) for 4-5 years in future.
Kane - Scheifele - Wheeler Some scouts are starting to think Scheifele can be a legitimate #1 C, but for now it's hit or miss... let's pretend.
Second line: Telegin - Little - Burmistrov Any three of these could play centre depending on who is doing better there.
Ladd - Cormier - Klingberg Lowry - Sutter/Olsen - Brassard/Kosmachuk Not sure if Kosmachuk, Sutter, Olsen and Brassard will turn out NHL level or bust but at least half of them should and bottom 6 isn't too hard to get via FA. Ladd would be first person for top6 with any injuries.
Defense: Trouba - Bogosian
Enstrom - Byfuglien
TBD - Postma Melchiori/Yuen - Redmond We'll pretend that one of Trouba/Bogosian learns the off-side.
I could like this as it wouldn't be hard to move pieces around and improve with a mid 6 FA or two.