Line Combos: Not totally fantasy 2021-2022 lineup

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  1. Loner

    Loner Registered User

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    Based on the current team and prospects, what's your lineup for the 2021-2022 season? No players from trade allowed, player can leave and you can assume the development was perfect for a prospect while keeping it somewhat realistic (Waked becoming the new Crosby).


    Drouin - Kotkaniemi - Gallagher
    Domi - Suzuki - Caufield
    Poehling - Danault - Armia
    Lehkonen - Olofsson - McCarron

    Romanov - Weber
    Chiarot - Brook
    Mete - Fleury

    Price
    Primeau

    - After a great rookie season, Caufield is ready for the second line.
    - With 3-4 years of experiences Kotkaniemi, Suzuki and Poehling and now the players they need to be.
    - Poehling coul develop offensively but there's not much room left in the top 6.
    - Gallagher is still the drive of the team.
    - Armia is still there because his skillset is still unique in the team.
    - Lehkonen with his strong 2-way play is also on the team. He didn't develop fully but at 25-35 points he's useful to the team.
    - I could see Weber and Price traded but I'm not sure they could be replaced easily with the current prospect, at least we could have a Primeau/McNiven duo.
    - Olofsson is the rookie.
    - McCarron is my fantasy, always want that guy to succeed.
    - Romanov had a fantastic rookie season.
    - Mete is perfect on the bottom pairing with his speed, offense didn't develop much.
     
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    McCarron will never be a regular IMO
    Suzuki, right now, seems to be headed for the #1 job. Time will tell and KK should bounce back, at least a little.

    Can’t wait to see Caufield in the NHL. Hoping for Naslund 2.0; although Caufield is more of a shooter and Naslund was more of a passer.
     
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    I know that McCarron will never be a regular, but this is fantasy, but it's not that far fetched to think that with his size and a little bit more speed he could be useful on the fourth line.
     
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    The way KK is playing now, he's never going to be a 1st, or 2nd line centre.

    McCarron isn't an NHL calibre player even as a 4th liner.
     
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    Steve Shutt Don't Poke the Bear

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    Hoping Juulsen, Ylonen and Evans might be getting some NHL minutes by that time
     
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    I thought about Ylonen and Evans on the fourth line. I think Ylonen has the chance to make it. Not sure what to think of Juulsen, he should take the spot of Fleury or Brooks?
     
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    Tatar - Danault - Gallagher

    Domi - Kotkaniemi - Caufield

    Drouin - Suzuki - Armia

    Byron - Poehling - Lehkonen

    Chariot - Weber
    Mete - Petry
    Romanov - Fleury

    Price

    Really exciting lineup
    The top line is just too good to be seperated.
    The players in the 2nd and 3rd line are exchangeable, just a matter of finding chemistry
    Our 4th line should give us some good offense

    All of our defensemen play a physical game except for Mete, that should give some headaches to opposing forwards

    Edit: thought it was for 2020-2021

    For 2021-2022:
    -Just replace Byron and Lehkonen with Evans and Ylonen.
    -If Poehling is better than Armia, then have play wing in the top 9, and have Armia on the 4th line, with Evans centering him.
    -If Kotkaniemi and Suzuki break out, Danault probably slides to the 3rd line.
    -Chariot will have 1 year left, so he should still be in the lineup.
    -Hard to tell if Petry will be re-signed or not, it would probably depend on whether 1 of Brook/Fleury/Juulsen show they are able to handle the big minutes that Petry was playing in the 2nd pairing.

    So something like
    Domi - Kotkaniemi - Caufield
    Poehling - Suzuki - Drouin
    Tatar - Danault - Gallagher
    Ylonen - Evans - Armia

    Mete - Weber
    Romanov - Brook
    Chariot - Fleury

    Price
    Primeau
     
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    Upfront we roll four lines.

    Tatar-Danault-Gallagher
    Drouin-Domi-Armia
    Poehling-Suzuki-Caufield
    Lehkonen-KK-Yolo

    Chiarot-Weber
    Romanov-Petry
    Mete-Fleury
     
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    It would be actually amazing if someone could pull this out, 4 lines playing the same amount of minutes and just steamrolling everyone out there...

    The problem is that it will be tough to assemble 4 lines that are good enough to face top competition...
     
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    I'll surprised if Petry or Tatar are still in the lineup in 2 years. Tatar, Danault and Gallagher needs to be re-signed at the same time before 21-22, it could be a very expensive (second) line
     
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    The way this team is built it could actually be an advantage...

    I don't want to say Bergevin is a genius but, if we could sign Domi for 6 more years at something around 6M$ it would be a damn bargain as the majority of the contracts on this team if you actually take the time to check them...

    No shit Molson keeps this guy around...

    Apart from that Alzner debacle, he's been on point.
     
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    I just want to see for now:

    Tatar Danault Gally
    Domi Suzuki Armia
    Poehling KK Drouin
    Byron Thompson Weal

    Chiarot Weber
    Mete Petry
    Kulak Fleary

    eventually Caufield, Romanov, Norlinder, Brook and Harris slide nicely into the lineup when ready.
     
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    Where's Lehkonen?
     
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    Domi Danault Gallagher
    Drouin Suzuki Caufeild
    Poehling KK Armia
    Lehkonen Evans McCarron

    Romanov Weber
    Chariot Fleury
    Mete Brook
    Kulak

    Price
    Primeau
     
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    He was injured...
     
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    An $18-$19M second line is ok if there are ELCs or cheap bridge contracts on the first line.
     
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