I think Clarkson can add a lot to this team at the right price. Gordon is physical and good at face-offs IIRC, and Rozsival would make a solid bottom pairing RHD. This would also be contingent on Ranger wanting to play in the NHL. Obviously still lacking a true 1C and a true top pairing partner for Phaneuf, but I think it's somewhat realistic and a solid line-up.
I hope Colborne is our 3rd line C, with Grabo occupieng #2C.
not going to happen, kadri isnt rdy for 1st line, colborne isnt rdy for 2nd line, and grabo (although all his supporters say it was an off year, when hes been consistently unproductive under RC for both seasons) clearly isnt a number 1 c. I honestly think there is a 95% chance of bozak resigning because he needs to be the number 1 c for 1-2 more years, while kadri gets consistent and joe scores at least 15 + goals (Say what you want about play but the productivity hasnt been there in the NHL to this point) to prove that he can play the 2nd/3rd line C.
he showed that he can play as the 3rd line C. I think he will be in that role come opening night. than In time, he will be second line C. he has the skills of a second line Centre
I dont know if he does though, he doesn't use his size consistently enough in my opinion, and the offense hasnt been there in the NHL yet, I think his peak would be 2nd line C, but its most likely 4th line honestly. The kadri/grabo/colborne/Jmac theme is a joke imo, whereby there will most definitely be a bozak or weiss on this team next year.
honest question, why do people think colbourne is going to be the 2nd line center? He played good in 1 playoff game, but I mean he is anything but proven in the nhl, I highly doubt that that happens
Are you talking about the depth scoring line or the shut down line? If Colborne is going to be on the shut down line, he'll be a second liner. On the other hand, Kadri's line will be the depth scoring/ second line. During the regular season and the playoffs, the shut down line was given more minutes than the depth scoring line.
Assuming that Colborne is on the depth scoring line. It's either Kadri goes to the top scoring line or Joe is on the wing. I'm not so sure if Kadri is ready.
Assuming Bozak resigns:
Top scoring line: JVR - Bozak - Kessel
Shut down line: Colborne - Grabovski - Kulemin
Depth scoring line: Lupul - Kadri - Frattin
Fourth line: Komarov - McClement - Orr
If Bozak leaves:
JVR - Grabovski - Kessel ( two-way C who we know can handle top lines)
Colborne/ Mc - McClement/ Colb - Kulemin ( shut down line, but as Randy said, offensive production will be expected).