1) Anisimov was great with Gaborik, but Dubinsky has been even better the last two games. +5 tonight. I'd like to try that trio to start the year. Wasn't Anisimov also good at centering Atkinson, at least for a few games last year?
2) Missing Comeau. I'd put him in, possibly to start on the second line instead of Calvert, or put Comeau on the fourth and have Mackenzie and Boller rotate the scratch. Skille to AHL.
3) I'm thinking the same thing generally though. These are our most proven lines, oddly enough.
Don't sleep on Testube...would be a shame for him to only see 4th line minutes. He was, after all, our 2nd leading scorer last year. (Not that I expect him to be this year). The guy scores timely goals.
Oh boy. We really need to stop putting so much in the preseason.
The winless Detroit Lions in 2008 went undefeated in the preseason. Just sayin'
This. The preseason is for nothing more than bragging rights, and it's questionable that it's even worth that. It's a chance to see all of your guys play together and get a feel for where guys are and who's ready to play. Nothing more.
Not hating on the dude, but I believe Letestu brings more value to the squad. What I hate is the idea of burying Letestu on the fourth line so Foligno can play on the second or third (discussed earlier in this thread). Foligno is not a fourth line-type player. So if one believes he is not top nine, I don't see where he fits.