I have no doubt it won't happen. But it's what I would do. I'm tired of plugs who are there solely to fill a role. Fill your roles with your best players. Get ahead of the curve. Eliminate the "energy" 4th line that plays 7 minutes a night. Put guys with skill there and let them play the same game as the top lines. Don't worry if you don't get them away from top line competition all the time. Vary ice time based on which lines are doing well, while still trying to keep it relatively even dependi
I think Andreoff and Stewart are there to create a situation where the young guys have to earn their spot. They are also insurance if the young guys collectively look not ready IMO.
In other words, if either Andreoff or Stewart (or *gasp* both) are on the opening night roster, it means the young bucks didn’t convince coaches and management that they are ready.