Here's the current roster situation for those interested.
Feels weird going into a season with a set blue line and the forwards such a question mark.
The defensive rotation will likely be Dunc/Hammer, Seabs/Soupy and a turnstile of TVR + Rosie/Svedberg/Pokka. We'll likely see a lot of Pokka as Q seems to not fully trust Sveds and Rosie needs his minutes cut back drastically.
I don't think we'll see any changes to the top 2 lines from the start of last season, except for Panik stepping into the Shaw role on the top line.As of right now it's Tazer/Hoss/Panik, Anisimov/Kane/Panarin and Kruger/Dejardins/Mashinter. That's all we have under contract right now folks! Makes me nervous, but IN STAN WE TRUST!
Baun, Hinostroza, Kero and Schmaltz will all get good looks in camp with Baun and Schmaltz likely to stay up with the big boys at least to start the season. Still need to sign at least 3 veteran forwards in my opinion, as we all know Q's patience level with rooks.
The next 6 weeks will be interesting as the Hawks need bodies and don't have a lot of cash to play with. #anybodybutversteeg