What does Renney do if no more moves are made either via Free Agent signings or Trades?
Hossa - Drury/Gomez - Jagr
Straka - Drury/Gomez - Shanahan
Avery - Cullen - Callahan
Prucha - Betts - Hollweg/Orr
Malik - Rosival
Tyutin - Girardi
Staal - Mara
I don't know, but I see this as a lineup Renney will put on the ice if the team starts the season as constituted today well that is if they sign their own RFA's as well as Shanny.
I know a lot of people want to see Prucha up on the 2nd line or 3rd line, but he was getting plenty of time down on the 4th line last year and I don't see that changing.
The Avery - Cullen - Callahan combo was given plenty of play in the playoffs and looked like a nice combo that as a third line showed speed and grit as well as the ability to put the pill in the net.
As far as the top 2 lines Renney seemed to like to watch Jagr and Hossa cycle down low and Shanny and Starka played together plenty last year the only question is who centers who.
As far as the D goes the only question I see is does Staal start on Broadway or not and I think the answer will be yes.
This is all subject to change of course if Slats makes any more moves in the free agent market or pulls off a trade. Until then that's how I see the lines shaking out, of course a youngster like Dawes can always come in a take the place of a Callahan or Prucha with a solid training camp.
Is it October yet?