You have the most sane lineup I've seen so far. I could see them using Malhotra for faceoffs. Also, Lapierre and Malhotra might switch depending on performances etc.
People saying we should be playing a 5'9" completely unproven prospect as our 2nd line center in a CONDENSED season where every single win counts are dreaming. We can't afford that risk if we want to have any success this year, I'm fine with him slotting into the 4th line.
Personally, I'd prefer we just got Arnott for a year. He could be the 2nd line center while Kesler is gone then be a very good 3rd line center for us later. I'm pretty uncomfortable with our center depth overall right now--I guess we'll see how the Canucks respond with no Kesler.
This post marks you out as someone who ACTUALLY UNDERSTANDS hockey and how hard it is to win games.
Most of the rest of these guys are fantasists who put words like "young" "prospect" "draft" together and think they are talking Wayne Gretsky while ignoring all the obvious salient and more meaningful actualities.
I totally agree with your Arnott comment.