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.
No way is Stone a 3rd liner. He's being payed on the 3rd line on Team Canada right now and is producing at a PPG+ pace. Most other national teams he's a top-six (if not top-3) player, and he's certainly that in Ottawa.