Not sure how we can pin Loktionov first line center after playing there for less than half a season in his first real NHL stint... then put Weiss a proven top center on a 3rd line..?
This. Never understood the crazy love for Loki. Yeah he played well, but it was only like 20 games and everyone said he was already better than Zajac
Because of Lokti's chemistry with Kovalchuk. I'm sure if either one of those lineups ever happened DeBoer would juggle them around and have Weiss/Lokti and Zajac fight it out for the top center spot. (although to me Zajac is the ideal secondary center)