Top 2 lines are set in stone I believe except the other winger for Kadri and Lupul.
Based on Carlyle's history in the playoffs he uses a shutdown line and Kulie Jay and Leo will be solid.
Theres no room for two fighters in the playoffs unless a series gets out of hand so you have a 4th line with limited minutes who still could contribute offensively and have some toughness.
I don't think Frattin should be there tbh, he hasn't really been all that great without Kadri making him look good minus a good start to the season. He's an injury guy, so he could be handy, or 4th line.
I believe that Carlyle will decisively choose the best lines for our top 9 forwards but I'm personally scared about his 4th line decisions. I hope to god he doesn't put Orr and Mclaren in the 4th line simultaneously, I'd rather have it neither of them in, and only slot them in if there's rough stuff or fishy business.
Top two lines are set:
JVR - Bozak - Kessel
Lupul - Kadri - Kulemin
Bottom is a bit of a mix since they are struggling offensively:
Macarthur - Grabovski - Komarov
Mclaren/Frattin - Mclemment - Orr
X- Hamilton, Colborne
Dion - Gunnarsson
Fraser - Franson
OByrne - Liles
X- Kostka, Gardiner
Dion - Franson
I think giving Colborne some shifts on Grabovski's line may enable a more effective cycle game. That line is going to help us wear out our opposition and will increase shots at net as well.
Komarov - Grabovski - Colborne
If Komarov has to go onto Frattin's line, use Frattin instead. His strong two-way game would enable a possession game. We really need to be doing that, because our defenceman are going to be facing a lot of offensive pressure in our zone.