2 good offensive lines that both have a physical/defensive presence.
Boyle-AA-Feds would be an excetional shut down/checking 3rd line that can also generate quality O.
The 4th line would be a nightmare to play against and also very defensively responsible.
MZA might force his way onto the 3rd line which would make Avery the extra.
IF MDZ and Erixon both make the team I think the McD/Sauer pairing needs to be split up. MDZ needs to be protected defensively. I'd be shocked if he and Erixon make up our 3rd pair.
Valentenko may take MDZ's spot on the 3rd pair with MDZ starting in Hartford.
Looks like a 3-6 team IMO.
this is how I see it too. Zuke could win a spot for sure but at this pt I would say your F group is accurate. Same deal for Vtank but he has to win a spot
I think Hagelin will make next yrs team when we can subtract Avery, EC for sure and likely Feds from the books
I like the lineup as voted, but thought in terms of forwards, perhaps Stepan should center better scoring forwards to maximize his play-making ability while Anisimov should be put into more of a checking role:
and I am concerned about a distinct lack of size on the 3rd line, moving Boyle there solves that problem
going to be interesting. Alot of fans on this board are set on Boyle as the 4th line C while some like me think he should and will get a chance as a winger on the 3rd line
I have faith in Rupp as the 4th line C with Prust and Avery. I can't see Avery hanging out as a spare so I think Zuke won't make it in the end. EC is a descent spare. I don't care for him getting regular playing time but he is under contract and it's under a million per yr so he does make sense as a spare for this yr
Next yr I would say Zuke, Hagelin take the spots of Avery, EC and I would also let Feds walk after this yr since more kids are coming like Kreider, Thomas and maybe even Miller