vis Posted September 28, 2017 Share Posted September 28, 2017 Per Bill Meltzer (and others), Lindblom, Leier, Raffl, MacDonald and Hagg are scratches with a projected lineup as follows: Not sure what to make, if anything, of this. In any event, some thoughts: 1. G/C/V will definitely be a thing to start the season. Kind of gross. 2. Patrick is staying and those are your centers. 3. I can't see Raffl not making the team; he's probably out tonight so the staff can evaluate the others. 4. This Read's last gasp at making an impression. Hope it's a bad one. 5. Not sure Linblom's status. Either he's made it and they are down to evaluating Read and Weise for 12F or 13F, or he's truly on the bubble. I have a feeling it's the latter. Something says to me that Lindblom is sent down and Weise is a regular at RW. That decision would bother me on many levels, including since Konecny would end up on the LW again. 6. I'd be shocked if Leier has a legit shot at making the roster given the presence of Read, Weise, Raffl and Lehtera - yet he is hanging on. Perhaps there is hope for him? 7. Not sure what to make of Hagg and MacDonald being scratched. Are they penciled in for spots in the top 6, subject to a break-out performance by Sanheim tonight? Why scratch them both and draw Manning in? Manning has already played one more game than MacDonald. I'm starting to think Hagg will be the odd man out and Sanheim gets his spot. MacDonald will be in the top 6. EDITED TO ADD: Maybe the guys who are scratched have locked up a spot already? Anyway, my lineup would look like this assuming G remains at LW Giroux/Couturier/Voracek Lindblom/Patrick/Simmonds Weal/Filppula/Konecny Raffl/Laughton/Leier Lehtera Weise Read-AHL Provorov/Sanheim Haag/Gudas Morin/Ghost MacDonald Manning - AHL Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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