Training Camp Groups released

The ever so awesome Heika has posted what will be the groups for Training camp.  Heika says the groups are subject to change.  So here is my take on the groupings and what we could see happen…

GROUP A
GOALIES
Matt Climie
Tobias Stephan
Joey Perricone

DEFENSE
Sergei Zubov
Matt Niskanen
Ivan Vishnevskiy
Mark Fistric
Dan Jancevski
Maxime Fortunas

FORWARDS
Brenden Morrow
Mike Ribiero
Jere Lehtinen
Toby Petersen
Krys Barch
Perttu Lindgren
Colton Sceviour
Lauri Tukonen
Landon Wilson
BJ Crombeen
Fabian Brunnstrom
Jamie Benn
Sergei Korostin
John Lammers

MY TAKE: Okay, so I wonder why only 1 veteren defenseman is on the list for Group A?  Heika thinks they might be trying to keep Nisky and Russian together.  I personally, think this is a bad BAD idea.  We saw what happened when Nisky stopped playing with Russian…..and the last thing we need is him to become dependent on him again.  I’m thinking they might be testing the waters to see how Fishsticks and Russian would work together as a team, have a bit of the braun and the brains on the blue line.  As far as the fowards go, could they possibly see how Brunnstrom is on the Ribiero-Morrow line?  They had a hard on for Eriksson in that role last year, could he be the new line candy?

GROUP B
GOALIES
Marty Turco
Tyler Beskorowany

DEFENSE
Philippe Boucher
Stéphane Robidas
Trevor Daley
Nicklas Grossman
Trevor Ludwig
Garrett Stafford
Matt Stephenson
Guilluame Monast

FORWARDS
Brad Richards
Sean Avery
Loui Eriksson
Joel Lundqivst
Mike Modano
Steve Ott
James Neal
Chris Conner
Ray Sawada
Aaron Gagnon
Luke Gazdic
Tyler Shelast
Konstantin Pushkarev
Francis Wathier

MY TAKE: So, this will be interesting.  Could we see Avery-Richards-Eriksson?  Or even more interesting, Richards-Modano-Avery?  There are quite a interesting lines that could be made with the 2nd group of players, all including Richards, Avery, Eriksson, Lundqvist, Modano and Ott.  I mean, hell, have the Morrow line, then an Otter line, Avery then Barch?  You’ve got 4 lines guaranteed to piss the opposition the fuck off.  And we all know how fantastic that could work in our favor!

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3 Responses to “Training Camp Groups released”

  1. Caitlin Says:

    I’d give my right arm for a Russian/Fishsticks pairing.

  2. Jen Says:

    Yes yes, I would too.

  3. Despre Dieta Says:

    Despre Dieta…

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