- Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:02 am
I really think we should give Faksa a shot as a second line center. Still match him up against the other teams top units but tell him to focus a little more on scoring and not just 100% shutting down the other line.
Benn - Seguin - Spezza - Spezza may have not worked out well at wing last year but I think he would be fine playing wing with these two. He has chemistry with them and I think its the best way to get the most out of Spezza.
Janmark - Faksa - Radulov - I see the combination of skills these three have really complimenting each other. I really want to see what Faksa can do in a different role with Radulov on his wing.
Nichushkin - Shore - Pitlick
Dickinson/Smith - Hintz - Ritchie/Comeau - Let Shore, Hintz and even Dickinson fight for time as bottom 6 centers. Wingers could be pretty interchangeable as well, whoever plays the best gets more ice time. If Spezza completely fails up there, try out different wingers with Benn & Seguin and throw Spezza on the fourth line, wait until someone grabs a hold of the spot.
The biggest problem I can see with this is we may just go from having an elite first line, good third line and the other two lines having little impact to having a good first and second line while the other two lines suck. But unless we trade for a top 6 forward I think you have to separate Radulov or Benn from Seguin to balance out the lineup. If Spezza gets his shit together, great, but if he doesn't lets put him in a lesser role where he has a chance of making a positive impact and lets see what Faksa can do when he isn't deployed in a purely defensive role.