Well when it all shakes out I think we will see a new name on the team's bottom 2 lines. Dorion has gone on record stating that he wants to add someone there. Who? No clue. Hopefully someone that could possibly play too 6 also. If anything has worried me about Dorion it's that he wants to upgrade the bottom lines when I still see a huge hole on the LW in the top two lines.SpezDispensed wrote:Flo The Action wrote:I kind of hope smith is traded.SpezDispensed wrote:Flo The Action wrote:I see the lines a little differently.SpezDispensed wrote:I still don't see this 'roster shake-up' that Dorion promised.
Realistically, I'd imagine the lineup looking like this:
MacArthur - Turris - Ryan
Hoffman - Zibanejad - ????
Smith - Pageau - Stone
Dzingel - Paul - Lazar
Extras Neil and Puempel - hopefully Chiasson diddles off
If they cheap out and do absolutely nothing to the forward ranks, then move Stone up and Lazar up and insert Neil.
Methot - Karlsson
Phaneuf - Ceci
Borowiecki - ???
MacArthur -Zib - stone
I know stone was good with pageau but you can't actually expect him to play on the third line.
Either Stone, Ryan or a free agent/trade must play on Pageau's line. You can't load up your top 6, teams can defend that too well. Then if there are injuries, Stone moves up, but he can be a dynamic player with Pageau and Smith IMO - and they'll get the ice time too.
I think we could have an interesting 3rd line with puempel pageau and ericksson. Or MacArthur pageau and Paul, Or someone we trade for. Either way I don't see the third line looking anything the way it does now.
Feels like the org is leaning toward keeping Chiasson maybe. Tough to see where he slides in. Dzingel lazar Chiasson/Neil on the 4rth line?
I think I'd put Dzingel on the 3rd line before Puempel.
But he could be talking about chiasson's spot.