Koivu line gets heavy assignments, Granlund line takes advantage. Not sure how the bottom 6 plays out because Fletcher always seemingly makes moves there but I'd say it's a great bet that Coyle will play over Nino...
Wait...wait...now we WANT Parise and Koivu to share a line? But yeah, I want Vanek and Pom together.
amazing signing by Fletcher. unreal great contract for the club.
as for how the lines will shake down, I don't care, our top 6 actually looks like it can score and the better part, I love our 3rd line. the top 3 lines on paper can legitimately score, and play solid two way hockey.
we just need to pray that Harding will be healthy for the playoffs
Loving all the hate Vanek is getting by Canadian fans for his sub par playoff performance. It's alright Montreal, we're perfectly happy with the player we're getting, thanks.
there isn't one fan base or GM that wouldn't have loved to have Vanek at these terms, despite how he played in Montreal. They, would have welcomed him back with open arms if this contract were possible with them, or any other club
Just coming here to say that Fletcher is the man. Seriously, what a great GM we have. We got an UFA star forward on a short term and very decent cap hit. And we were his #1 destination too. Because of the previous moves of said GM. Love it.
Our forward lineup is sexy. Now just get a replacement for Stoner, maybe a 4th line physical plug and we're set. Bring on the Division of Doom.
Dislike how Coyle is just going to automatically get the nod over Nino on the lines. Coyle had every advantage yet Nino had better production.
Me too. I write mine as Nino/Coyle. I think it would be best for both of them if they had to legitimately battle for that spot. I do think Coyle could win it though; he was great coming out of camp last year.
Tenna B just went through his "ideal lines" on the radio, and they are... quite terrible.
Oh my that was hideous! He and Mick suggested Parise and Vanek (both LWs) should skate together, then Tenna B said he'd put Coyle at 2C. That email they read where the guy bashed them was priceless. I can't imagine how bad the ratings were on the Progrum today.
Although I didn't need to hear them speculate about Mike Green's availability. Not like their random talk gets me too excited, but that's the one guy I think the Wild should really target with Vanek in the bag.