As the playoffs near I have been mentally trying to figure out the lines that Boudreau will go with...
These are the ones that I would like to see come April with asterisk's behind the guys I think must get a jersey
Ovie* Backstrom* Knuble*
Laich* Belanger* Semin*
Fehr* Morrison* Fleishmann*
Chimera* Steckel* Bradley*
So all those guys I think if healthy deserve to play
Jurchina would be great to have but only if he's in game shape and Erskine is in waiting if any extra toughness is needed
in that order unless varly starts standing on his head, starting tonight!
I really dont like that second line as much as I do with flash in the middle, but we got belanger to play 2nd line center and thats what hes got to do. Semin is a significantly lesser player when he always has to go win the puck.
Morrison hopefully will step his game up. He's the type of player that will depict our success. Backs and Ovie will do their thing, but if morrison can ignite that third line it would make a huge difference in the series. I like chimera and fehr on the same line but the problem their is Flash. If he can't play 2nd line center than he has to get pushed back to the 3rd line because you can't drop either semin or brooks and that in turn drops chimera down another rung, leaving fehr to play a 3rd line version of brooks and flash to take semin's role on the same line. with morrison in the middle and if they click they could dominate other third lines.
Let me know what you think, please leave your line ups below. i'd love to see what everyone else is thinking.