On Thursday, the Caps used lines that look reasonably close to what could be an opening night lineup. And indeed, assistant coach Todd Reirden confirmed that the lines are a potential preview of how the Caps will line up when the season opens:
On these lines, Reirden basically said they're legit (and they'll continue experimenting) https://t.co/MVU3KGLN0R
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) September 29, 2016
While plenty can change between now and the start of the season, and the lines will certainly change throughout the season, the particular lines the Caps used Thursday can help give a glimpse into a lineup the coaching staff is thinking of using this season.
Here are the lines that Reirden said are legit:
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Oshie
Burakovsky – Backstrom – Williams
Johansson – Eller – Galiev
Winnik – Beagle – Connolly
Alzner – Niskanen
Orlov – Carlson
There’s nothing too shocking here, but definitely some things of interest.
Okay, your turn. What do you think of these lines?
Photo by Chris Gordon
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