This is a solid lineup actually. I like the idea of Galchenyuk centering Gionta and Pleky. He'd learn from two great defensive players how to play in both ends of the ice. And they would likely hold their own offensively. I just hope that Galchenyuk clicks with any two wingers on the team and gets playing time. If not, there's always next year. But it's hard to see the team right now doing anything more than last year. It's the same team, but with the addition of two very gritty character players. Sounds good, but doesn't solve the scoring issue.
If Gally and any of our other rookies don't click, I can see the team ending up near the bottom again... and there would be some definite changes. But I have faith in Therrien's system and hope he gives the young guys a shot but also hopes he inspires Plekanec and Bourque to have better seasons.
I think that's the key right now, hoping that some players have a better year than last year.
Now the first line had a very good year, can they repeat? That's yet to see.
Gionta was hurt most of the season, so if he can score some goals, that's already a plus in the goals production. Bourque we can only hope he comes back strong, that would add several goals as well to our total. Eller should improve, more goals there as well.