Kovalchuk - Zajac - Zubrus
Elias - Henrique - Clarkson
??? - Josefson - ???
Bernier - Gionta - Carter
Greene - Larsson
Tallinder - Fayne
Salvador/Volchenkov - Zidlicky
Barch and Janssen are not going to be 3rd liners and shifting 2 of the 3 4th liners up is risky, plus gives us a crappy 4th line.
On the D, too me Fayne/Larsson should be ready for top 4 roles, add in Greene/Tallinder/Zidlicky and then one of Volchenkov/Salvador to top it off. In the end I think the D corps are fine for this year (if we have a season). Nothing spectacular but a strong top 6 from top to bottom.
I'm just trying to see the team and how we are looking. Obviously, keeping Ponikarovsky would of been awesome.
If Lou doesn't make any transaction I would guess a 3rd line of:
I'm comfortable with JJ but those wingers are worrisome defenseively.
Edited by Mayday, 01 January 2013 - 10:54 AM.