Hey All! Read a post recently that talked about our lines and how our strengths really aren't being reached. Truth of the matter is we have holes on our 2nd line. Sedin Sedin Burrows _____ Kesler _____ Higgins Santorelli Hansen Weise Richardson Kassian Santorelli/Higgins/Hansen are all fantastic but they aren't able to play the roles they fill best when they're plugged into the 1st and 2nd lines. Higgins is a fantastic two way player that works hard along the boards, can pot some points, and works wonders on our PK. Santorelli has been awesome as a new 2C allowing Kesler to produce on the wing with the Sedins but we shouldn't expect that his production will continue as the season goes on. It's unfair and it's more realistic to use him best against weaker opposition and really allowing him to win some drops. Whereas Hansen being what he is is a fantastic third line wing that produces when possible but more than anything exhausts the other team and runs circles around defenders. We need players for Kesler. Booth was an experiment that didn't work. Kassian isn't ready. Higgins/Hansen can work out occasionally but aren't consistently on the same level as Kes. Burrows would work well but that leaves a hole with the Sedins. Who can we trade with and what would it take? NYR: Callahan? Hagelin? Dorsett? NJ: Ryder? Brunner? Jagr? BUF: Stafford? Kaleta? Moulson? PHI: Hartnell? Simmonds? Downie? B. Schenn? WAS: Grabovski? Erat? Brouwer? Ward? OTT: Bobby Ryan? Obviously some of those names would cost an arm and a leg - or be near impossible. But who would you part with to have them? Obviously the tangibles are what they are in regards to realistic pieces. I feel like if we can upgrade our 2nd line to producing levels - we should. We have a good crop of young guns in training but sometimes you gotta sacrifice to win now. With the Sedins our only reliable points and the team struggling when they realistically shut down Henrik - it's going to be tough and we need to give the pieces for Torts to start working the lines to where it makes sense. Tanev? Kassian? Jensen? Gaunce? I think we should pay big to either find a first line player for the twins to allow Burr to fall to the 2nd with Kesler, or push for two 2nd line and pay for it if necessary. If rumours are true and Cammaleri is an 'option' we should only take it if it's cheap and removes Booth. Otherwise we should make the proper play and fill the roles needed. Any other teams with players that would make a good fit?