jedimaas Posted January 27, 2015 Report Share Posted January 27, 2015 I've never really watched him, but for some reason always assumed he could be a solid #2. I know he's not the most physical guy, but neither is Markov. But if you've watched him more than me, Ill take your word for it. But either way, lie you said he'd definitely be a good addition to our top 4. Yeah, imho we have 3 bonefide top 4 right now (Subban, Markov and Beaulieu). Its probably fair to call Gonchar a top 4 right now (although he does look bad at times) but I probably wouldnt resign him this summer (unless *maybe* its a one year deal). Gilbert may still have the ability to be a top 4 (he's gotten the short end of the stick most of the year) but he's a very good 3rd pairing guy if we choose to use him that way (vs a fringe 2nd pairing). The real question mark is probably Tinordi. Can he be a top 4? Or, more importantly, will MT use him as a top 4? Seems to be quite a few options for our third line, but not many names that really fit into the top 6 outside of Jagr and Stewart. And im not even certain that Jagr or Steward makes our top 6 better. look at our 4 best wingers (Patches, Gallagher, Galchenyuk (or DD - as one of them is playing wing), Sekac, PAP) are any available pending UFAs as good as the 4 best of those? Chances are MT wont use our 4 best wingers in the top 2 lines (he likes to spread things around) which is even more of a reason not to sell the farm to get a 1st or 2nd line rental but rather shore things up down low. If you got a capable 3rd line winger (Ryder maybe?) then you could push Prust down to the 4th line & get something like Patches - Plekanec - PAP Galchenyuk - DD - Gallagher Sekac - Eller - Ryder Bournival - Prust - Weise We have 4 lines you could roll consistently during the gruelling schedule of the playoffs and decent scoring ability on 3 of the 4 lines. A guy like Ryder could be had for very little, while I would assume a Jagr or similar will command a 2nd rounder or decent prospect. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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