The Sharks have narrowed the roster down to 23, with some strategic use of the IR. Alexi Semenov, Brad Norton, and Thomas Plihal were put on IR to cut the 26 man squad to 23 for opening night. All 3 in my opinion should have been sent to Worcester simply because they just don't have the "IT" that is needed to crack this line-up. So as for the line up, it looks very solid, the line combinations can go many different ways. One thing we do know for certain is the first line will be Marleau, Thornton, and Cheechoo. Ron Wilson has been very vocal about using Marleau on the first line and with Pavelski playing so well right now, why not? Here is a quick look at the opening night roster...
The team is looking very well put together and no matter what the line combinations are, every line looks as though it could be a scoring threat. Roenick, and Brown will probably be scratches tomorrow night and the lines will look somethiing like this...
I could be very wrong, I'm just taking a guess. We shall see what Wilson makes of the lines tomorrow night. I will be doing a thorough breakdown of the team next week. I just have not had time to sit down and really get it out on paper. I have to juggle the Wife's B-day with the Sharks season opener tomorrow night and then we will be going away for the weekend. So I should have my take on the team up sometime next week. Nabokov will be starting in goal, in case I was unclear about that !
Have a good day !