I don't know how your defense can be that good with players like Dandenault, Bouillon, Gorges....oh well....whatever
Komisarek, Markov and Hamrlik, that's how. Gorges is decent, Streit certainly has more pros than cons. Bouillon and Brisebois aren't very good though. Dandy has been a forward all year, not sure how that will work out.
Humm... Hard know how this will affect things. Too bad O'Byrne is not available.
Part of me is happy to not see a defenseman dressed as forward and I think it's good to give Ryder one last shot in a game like this. Ryder-Lapierre-Higgins did well as a line after the holidays.
On the other hand, Dandenault now returns on D, which in itself is not a huge deal because Bouillon is only marginally better and we are talking about the bottom pairing. But then it's his first game on D of the season and he looked horrible back there in camp. We'll see - he might be fired up. He can be serviceable and has played some decent games in the past (first half of last season he was ok). At least it won't be as part of the Dandouillon.