Our lineup looks pretty crappy so we need to do the best we can. We need to try to establish a 1-2 punch(heat-spezz,verm-still) and compliment them with role players. Hopefully the other 2 lines can just do play to the best of their abilities and chip in the best they can until we get some bodies back.
Vermette and Stillman do have chemistry... Kelly was working well with them until injury
Remember, Binghamton is a longshot for the playoffs, if they lose once or Hershey wins, they're out... (final game is Bing v. Hersh, each has 3 games left)... unfortunately they don't play until friday (BvH is Sun... the AHL sched seems really messed up)
either way, i might say f-them and bring up a potential scorer, i.e. Nikulin or Zubov, and put them on first or second line...
I don't understand the Richardson/Lee thing, I think Lee's earned his place, I'd put it Meszaros/Richardson(/Nycholat)... oh, and here's a novel idea, if things go wrong, what about trying Heater and Spez with others? (Obviously they start together)
to be honest, i'm at a loss for defence pairings... i suggest what i do with trepidation... i'm almost more concerned with who's there than who's with who... I've lost confidence in meszaros... richardson is slow, pens are fast... nycholat isn't big but he's quick enough, and i've liked what i've seen of him...
don't get me wrong, i'd love to see binger make the playoffs, but i'd prefer to see Ottawa win, and we may need some of theirs to get us through our injuries