Originally Posted by Janssen25
The bottom line is that the Devils will have the problem of having 5 guys going for 3 spots on the 4th line in Janssen, Asham, Rupp, Marshall, and Clarkson which isn't a bad problem to have.
Any combination of those 5 will make for a tough line that knows how throw the body around. I'm thrilled that the Devils have this situation right now.
IMO Asham and Rupp are gonna be the regulars on the 4th line.
Janssen will get his fair amount of games, probably around 45 or so and Marshall should get a decent amount too. I'm not sure exactly what their plans are with Marshall, but only time will tell.
Clarkson will most likely get called up at some point due to injury. He def. fits into the Devils future plans but I think they're looking at gettin him one more year in Lowell.
Then again who knows.... with a new coach, new players etc. anything can happen.
I see Clarkson playing most of the season in Lowell. If/when someone on the 1st or 2nd line gets hurt, he'll get called-up and play there since he has the potential to be a 2nd line player and is probably a better player than anyone on the Devils 4th line. If someone gets injured on the 3rd line though, I can definitley see Grant Marshall
playing there since he played great on the 3rd line with Madden and Pandolfo towards the end of the 05/06 season. Marshall is a very underrated passer.