Vermette >> Pahlsson easily. Vermette is a very good center (can play anywhere from the 1st line to 3rd line). He would be the best third line center we've had since pre-injury Malhotra. Maybe even better than pre-injury Malhotra
Man I hope not. Thought Gillis would have learned after the Pahlsson experiment. NO MORE OLD GUYS please. $3.75M cap hit for 2 more yrs as a negative possession player. He's not going to get 19 TOI in Van or 3 PP TOI per game. With all that he still only has 12 points. Just no, no way. They need a young centre or bust.
Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Booth - Kesler - Schroeder
Higgins/Raymond - Vermette - Hansen/Kassian
Raymond/Higgins - Lapierre - Kassian/Hansen
That is a very deep forward group