Id rather have Perezhogan learn from more "experienced" players in Saku and Zednik, than two amatures in Ribs and Ryder. In fact, Ryder also started last season with Saku and thats what got his game going in Pre-season!
Well, Mr. Julien likes to juggle his lines so I'm sure we'll see a lot of interesting combos!
The only problem I see with Perezhogin cracking the top six is that he is RW and so are Zednik and Ryder... someone would have to move, not saying it can't happen as Zednik moved for Kovalev, but Dagenais, Hossa and Higgins are all LW....this is the only factor I see playing against him making the top two lines.
Zednik plays at left too... He played on this side all the last year... Remember that he played with Kovalev, which is a REAL right-winger...
Actually it's October the 8th as I believe the Habs site has it backwards. Russianprospects and his Russian profile both have a B day of 10-8, not 8-10 which is on the Habs roster on the official site.
That wouldn't make any sense because he was drafted in '01. If he were born like you say in October, that would have made him an '02 eligible which he wasn't.