Since it’s a light period for news, I figured I would throw this open to everyone… if you were Marc Crawford, how would you have the team look on opening night? (or, in our case in the U.S., opening morning). Of course, a lot of factors go into this and a lot of tinkering will be done in training camp, but what makes sense right now?
Here’s one, off the top of my head. Maybe we can use it as a starting point and see how it evolves with your recommendations.
The third line is perplexing to me. I wasn’t certain what to do with it. I’m not certain that O’Sullivan’s game would work well with Calder and Willsie, but I think the Kings want Nagy and Handzus to play together. Putting O’Sullivan with them, on RW, might make sense but then who is the third-line center? Do you make it Calder-Armstrong-Brown on the third line? Then if so, who centers the fourth line?
The defense is even tougher. Do you go Visnovsky-Stuart, Blake-Johnson and Modry-Pressing? Or Johnson-Preissing, Blake-Modry? It’s hard, not having seen a lot of Preissing, to know where he fits.
I’m curious to see what everyone thinks.