So is this the place to be for some Chicago Wolves lineup talk? Anyways, what do you guys think will be the lineup for next season?
My expected/wishlist for 2011-2012 lineup:
Sweatt - Hodgson - Mancari
Archibald - Ebbett - Schroeder
Anthony - Schneider - Rodin
Duco - Doell - Haydar
Sauve - Tanev
Connauton - Baumgartner
Polasek - Erixon
1st line: Sweatt gets to ride shotgun with Hodgson. Mancari is the big body presence, and Hodgson should have some good linemates to play with.
2nd line: Schroeder gets another season on the wing - people are quick to put him back at center position after a dismal season at wing, but we need to stay the course. Last year was a big adjustment year for Schroeder - new league, new living space, new team, new position. He should be ready to go at wing next season, playing with Ebbett and a big body in Archibald.
3rd line: Scheider is a very capable AHL shutdown center, being 6'4" and able to skate. Anthony and Rodin will only add to that smothering shutdown 3rd line some physicality as well as some skills. Great place for Rodin to start out - this is how he started out in everywhere - SEL and WJC, and moved upwards from there. Anthony should look good here as well.
4th line: Career AHLers
1st pairing: Sauve and Tanev are the two shutdown pairings. Sauve will likely play the stay-at-home style, allowing Tanev to explore and tap into his offensive potentials. Sauve also has an underrated offensive potential, so look for both to be taking some shots from the point.
2nd pairing: Connauton is paired with the AHL veteran Baumgartner. Connauton needs to be much better defensively, and will have to be while playing with Baumer, because he's not too sharp in his own end either. K-Conn will be a force on the PP and should look to improve on his defensive play.
3rd pairing: The new guys Erixon and Polasek pair up. Polasek is supposed to be a pretty decent defenseman while Erixon is also supposed to be very sound defensively with some great offensive instincts. Erixon needs to bulk up, while Polasek has the size. Should be a good pairing to watch.
Edited by Dasein, 21 July 2011 - 08:53 PM.