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Pick your lines


So, the deadline has come and gone.  The Sabres acquired forward Brad Boyes from St. Louis, and early indications are that he will start on a line with Tim Connolly because they played together successfully in juniors.

That means someone will come out of the lineup that has been playing.  Boyes, Hecht, McCormick, and Ennis are all likely to play, and they each can play both center and wing.

My question to you is this: What would the lines look like if you were standing behind the bench?  Keep it as realistic as possible.  If you want to throw Luke Adam or Paul Byron in there then, go for it, but we all know that they are the only guys breaking in from Portland right now.

I will go ahead and give my lines and leave you to critique them, and give your own version.  I am just going with forwards here.  The top six defensemen are a whole different conversation.

 

Vanek- Ennis- Stafford
Gerbe- Connolly- Boyes
Pominville- Hecht - Kaleta
McCormick- Gaustad- Grier

Odd man out- Rob Niedermayer

 

Let me know what you think.  I think you could also have Gaustad center Pominville and Hecht, and move McCormick to the center  between Kaleta and Grier.  Any way you slice it though, I think Nieds needs to sit.

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