Now that we signed some new guys with prior NHL experience (BP, Corvo) how does it affect our lines we have all been making up since Ryder and Kabs were still here? Still assuming Savvy is done and Horton has no setbacks, I'd say were in a good position to guess what our roster will look like next year. lets say we can scratch a forward and d man, and make the preferred lines in OUR eyes.
I'll keep this short because its mostly discussion material anyway....
Lucic-Krejci-Horton This is a no brainer, the HuLK line was incredible. We already have an established 1st line that wont be pushed around, can play big minutes and put up points.
Peverley-Bergeron-Marchand Bergy and Marsh play fine together, and even though Pevs is a center, i think hes more of a 2nd liner than Kelly. Peverly's speed and ability to make his own shot would also compliment his fast skating line mates well.
Seguin-Kelly-Caron This to me has the most room for switches. Like last season, I would like to see some rookies try to start this year on the roster and gauge their progress before we make it final. I would like to see Caron play some minutes and maybe stay with the big club this year.
Pallie-Campbell-Thornton This line can log more mins than most 4th lines, and can really tire out an opposition's defense, they can all hit, dig for pucks and put them on net, and come back and help their own D tighten up.
scratch-BP, i dont really even like this guy and only want him to dress if Caron has any problems
Chara-Seidenberg I changed my mind about breaking these two up for the reg season. At least for half the games. I don;t need to remind anyone why this is a good pair.
Corvo-Boychuck Corvo is definitely a great pickup by PC, and can play good mins and provide offense, but i wondered who would pair with him. i think boychuck is a better fit than ference because i dont think ference can join the rush like these two, and corvo can play in his own zone and doesnt need the boost andrew can provide for his partner.
McQuaid-Ference Quaid does stand room to improve and i think ference can help him refine his defensive game. plus these two dont need to log a lot of ice time for the team to win
tweak my lines or leave yours