The projected lines for the opener are as follows (as per flames.nhl.com):
PROJECTED FLAMES LINES & PAIRINGS
Alex Tanguay - David Moss - Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross - Olli Jokinen - Lee Stempniak
Niklas Hagman - Roman Horak - Rene Bourque
Tom Kostopoulos - Matt Stajan - Tim Jackman
Mark Giordano - Scott Hannan
Chris Butler - Jay Bouwmeester
Anton Babchuk - Cory Sarich
PROJECTED PENGUINS LINES & PAIRINGS
Steve Sullivan - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Chris Kunitz - Jordan Staal - Tyler Kennedy
Matt Cooke - Mark Letestu - Pascal Dupuis
Craig Adams - Joe Vitale - Arron Asham
Kris Letang - Deryk Engelland
Paul Martin - Zbynek Michalek
Matt Niskanen - Ben Lovejoy
It'll be interesting to see how the D pairings are going to work for Calgary. Hannan helps make up for the loss of Regehr and I think he will help Giordano balance out the top pairing but will Butler be able to anchor the 2nd pairing and provide the stability needed to allow Bouwmeester to jump into the play and play the offensive style that is required of him?
And how will Stajan fair on the 4th line? Will he create space for TKo and Jackman to crash the net and create havoc or will the puck constantly be turned over at the Pens' blueline?
After a LOOOOONG summer, so happy that hockey's back!
Edited by GototheFlamestotheGo, 08 October 2011 - 09:58 AM.