Single Status Update
Sven- Bo- Brock
Erikson- Sutter- Elias
Nikolay- Beagle- Adam
Roussel -Schaller- Virtanen
Extras: Granlund, Gance, Gagner, leipsic, Boucher, Dahlen, motte, Jasek
Top line has had success in the past playing together. Staying together to start 2018/19.
Erikson plays along side a play making centre in Pettersson, and Sutter on the 2nd line and Sutter can be insurance for Elias on defensive draws, and allow Elias to take some draws in the O zone.
The 3rd and 4th lines can look different with Virtanen and Gaudette switching spots.
In either arrangement the 3rd line gives you another balanced line with a high percentage face off specialist in Beagle and two speedy wingers with unique offensive abilities in Goldobin and Virtanen or Gaudette.
The fourth line is pretty solid too. Speedy and hard to play against with either Jake or Adam. They can chip in goals too and become a great energy line.
The extras bring value to the table too if injuries hit. To continue winning throughout the season we required depth and that’s what we have. We have bottom 6 forwards and top 6 forwards, who can step in and contribute. There might even be injuries during off season training or preseason which means this depth is just right.
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Eriksson and Sutter are the two least creative guys in the Canucks' lineup (maybe Gaunce slips in ahead of Sutter). I'd like to see Granlund find his way into the left side to play with Pettersson and Sutter or at C with Petterson and Eriksson. Defensively responsible but the puck won't die on his stick.
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