Don't be shocked if Kadri plays on a line with Kessel. They were magic together in the playoffs when Bozak was injured. Bozak and Kessel's friendship doesn't trump team success and Carlyle runs this team. Kessel seemed to like playing with Kadri once he actually got a chance to try it.
McClement and Colborne are interchangeable on a game by game basis and Reimer should get the benefit of the doubt as the starter unless Bernier is lights out in camp.
bolland was brought here to play center not wing.......... there is no feasible way to deduct that colborne will make top 9, or even the leafs at all in any context out of camp really, he has a chance on the 4th line, but his fo% is just too much of a joke to be given a serious look at center
That gives you - Two scoring lines, textbook shutdown line and an energy line.
Instead, if you were to throw in Colbourne with Mclaren and Orr you would have a rising prospect playing with two "goons". Instead, throwing Ashton in there, supplys energy and still supplies toughness.
Mclaren and Orr can split the games or however the cards fall.