This is my line-up:
Cammalleri - Gomez - Gionta
Kostitsyn - Plekanec - D'Agostini (the kid can really shake up a line, and these two need shaking)
Pacioretty (he's the goal scorer on this line) - Lapierre - Latendresse
Moen - Metropolit/Stewart (can Greg play center? I sure hope so) - Laraque
Unfortunately, Chipchura is yet again going to be brought up to the NHL only to disappoint. He does not have the speed the Habs need: we have to trade this kid before his career is over. Also, as much as I like Sergei K., I just don't trust him. Not at the beginning of the season: let him grow a pair of blue balls about playing in the NHL and let Plekanec find his legs again and the second line will be complete so long as Andrei keeps up his consistent play (which he should). Where will D'Agostini go? Anywhere between the AHL and the fourth line. As far as I'm concerned, Sergei's return should coincide with somebody's injury, hah.
We may need to let some of these kids during the trade deadline though. If we could grab some first round draft picks from teams desperate for young promising players, we'd score big in the draft next year. Chipchura, D'Agostini and Weber (or P.K. Subban
, depending on how well they both do in the AHL this year) can go for all I care, they each have more interesting replacements (Metropolit, Kostitsyn and Subban/Weber).
Totally agree with your statements about our D-line: it actually looks pretty good. I trust Gorges any time and as much as I hate Hamrlik, I know he can play well. Markov will definitely have an easier time with Spacek than he did with Schneider, the old fart could hardly skate backwards.