X = Engelland, Strait, Bortuzzo, the best 2 from camp.
If its not working, deadline deal for a top 4? What do you think?
All about comfort level. You got a rookie playing with Letang, when Letang is clearly a #1 d-man. So he's going to face some tough competition and Letang's positioning isn't stellar, it's his recovery ability that makes him effective...if Despres is reading the things that Letang is doing incorrectly, his natural instinct is going to be to slide over and protect Letang's backside, even though Letang's got it, it doesn't look like it from the other defensive partner spot sometimes...it could cause a lot of headaches for a rookie to learn with Letang I feel...it might be total genius and they might be perfect for each other and finish 1-2 for the Norris...but just at first glance, I feel that Despres learning with Letang might be too tough...that's a lot of minutes, tough minutes, for a young player to have...
I mean it's not bad. But again, you really want to make sure your rookies look comfortable and will be in comfortable position to succeed and grow. We might have to go that direction in fact. I'm sitting here trying to simulate a game with these pieces in my head and it makes me nervous. It's just gonna come down to what it looks like in training camp...and let's just hope our stable of D prospects come through...we really could use one surprise breakout right now...I get a strange inkling that it might be Dumoulin...