Lineup Your Lineups - 2019-2020

Habsy

Wrong Thinker Extraordinaire
Thought we could get a little discussion going on the potential lineups for opening night. I realize that there may be players swapped out before then but it's the middle of summer so use what you got.

Since no new top 6 centers were brought in we have to assume Domi/Danault will be the top 2 again until KK rounds to form.

Drouin-Domi-Byron
Tatar-Danault-Gallagher
Lehkonen-KK-Armia
Weal-Thompson-Cousins

That's pretty fugly actually. I don't see where Poehling will slot in so unless he knocks it out of the park at camp I think he starts the year in Laval. Jake Evans has a shot at the bottom 6 as the Habs are thin at RW but again, I don't think he starts the season in Montreal.

Mete-Weber
Kulak-Petry
Chiarot-Folin
Reilly


I still am not a fan of the left side. Maybe Fleury or Brook impress enough at camp to displace Folin however that still doesn't help on the left side. Romanov still has a year left on his KHL deal and the rest of the LD in the system are serious long shots.

Price
Kinkaid


The Habs will once again go as far as goaltending will take them. We can expect Drouin to maybe do a little better this season (hopefully) but we can also expect some regression from some career years last season.

All-in-all I just don't see enough improvement to jump into the top 6 in the conference. Other teams got better, Habs really didn't.. Can they finish 7 or 8? Sure, if things go right and Kinkaid provides better goaltending than Niemi did, however I just don't see the required improvement. The Habs will play teams hard as that is what Julien demands but where is the offense coming from outside Gallagher and Domi?
 

Altair

Active member
Thought we could get a little discussion going on the potential lineups for opening night. I realize that there may be players swapped out before then but it's the middle of summer so use what you got.

Since no new top 6 centers were brought in we have to assume Domi/Danault will be the top 2 again until KK rounds to form.

Drouin-Domi-Byron
Tatar-Danault-Gallagher
Lehkonen-KK-Armia
Weal-Thompson-Cousins

That's pretty fugly actually. I don't see where Poehling will slot in so unless he knocks it out of the park at camp I think he starts the year in Laval. Jake Evans has a shot at the bottom 6 as the Habs are thin at RW but again, I don't think he starts the season in Montreal.

Mete-Weber
Kulak-Petry
Chiarot-Folin
Reilly


I still am not a fan of the left side. Maybe Fleury or Brook impress enough at camp to displace Folin however that still doesn't help on the left side. Romanov still has a year left on his KHL deal and the rest of the LD in the system are serious long shots.

Price
Kinkaid


The Habs will once again go as far as goaltending will take them. We can expect Drouin to maybe do a little better this season (hopefully) but we can also expect some regression from some career years last season.

All-in-all I just don't see enough improvement to jump into the top 6 in the conference. Other teams got better, Habs really didn't.. Can they finish 7 or 8? Sure, if things go right and Kinkaid provides better goaltending than Niemi did, however I just don't see the required improvement. The Habs will play teams hard as that is what Julien demands but where is the offense coming from outside Gallagher and Domi?
I honestly don't care about the full lineup.

It will probably be in the middle of the pack again.

Show me where the powerplay is getting its goals from.

Fix the powerplay, make the playoffs. Simple.
 

wiseguy1

Active member
+ Cousins + Chariot -Shaw - Benn = not a better team or maybe slightly better with a new backup goalie.
 

GEEMAN

Active member
KK has to be given every shot at a top 2C spot , Domi isn’t a center long term IMO

I would put RP on the bottom 6 , he shouldn’t have to take a seat to those slugs on the fourth line
 

Habsy

Wrong Thinker Extraordinaire
Lineup change possibilities were addressed in the initial post. You can...

A) Participate

B) GTFO

Cheers.
 

GGpX

Active member
Drouin-Domi-Byron
Tatar-Danault-Gallagher
Lehkonen-KK-Armia
Weal-Poehling-Cousins
Thompson
Weise

Mete-Weber
Kulak-Petry
Chiarot-Juulsen
Folin
Reilly

Price
Kinkaid
 

Habspatrol

ADMINuteman
Drouin-Domi-Byron
Tatar-Danault-Gallagher
Lehkonen-KK-Armia
Weal-Poehling-Cousins
Thompson
Weise

Mete-Weber
Kulak-Petry
Chiarot-Juulsen
Folin
Reilly

Price
Kinkaid
I really think KK needs to be on the 2nd line. Danault is more suited for the 3rd line.
 

Sal_Butera

Active member
This team’s success will be based on all 4-lines providing offense. It almost become irrelevant how lines are labeled.
 

Krustchev

Active member
If this team has a powerplay it makes the playoffs.
Instead of which of the 8 that made it last year, and the much improved (you have to think) Panthers? And why will the power play will be better this season, with the same players (largely)?
 
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