I like the idea of splitting up Boeser and EP.
Goldobin EP Ferland
Baertschi Bo Boeser
Pearson/Leivo Miller Virtanen
Pearson/Leivo Beagle Sutter
This lineup only works if Goldobin figures out consistency, effort defence but if he can I think this lineup would be deadly. When Roussell is healthy slot him onto the 4th line and depending on team health maybe make a trade. 4th line starts 87.4% of their draws in the d-zone. I think it would be a very effective shutdown line with 2 good face off men that would allow them to be aggressive and not have to worry about being thrown out of a face off. 3 scoring lines that all have a combination of high level: playmaking, scoring/shooting, speed, and grit/crash-and-bang/be-a-royal-pain-in-the-arse-to-play-against. Proven past chemistry in the top 6 with the triple B’s line and Goldy/EP. Middle 6 are good in their own zone. Gaudette plays lots of minutes in Utica and is called up for an injury to a top 9 centre. Motte fills in on the 4th line wing and one of Pearson Leivo or Virtanen can fill in the top six. Sutter fills in for Beagle if he is injured. I like the balance depth and versatility of this lineup.