Eaves and Fragile Jan cant stay healthy. Nyquist and Brunner are top 6 guys. So Emmerton will see a lot of games.
Where does Emmerton fit in the line up though? I like that you've conceded that Nyquist and Brunner are top 6 guys and assming they're in the top 6 it would look approximately like so:
With the bottom 6 having like 20 guys...eff it, i'll just list 'em.
Miller, Helm, Abby, Bert, Sammy, Tootoo, Eaves, Cleary, Mursak, Emmerton and possible call ups from Andersson and Sheahan (whom are more useful in the bottom 6), not sure where Emmerton fits in.
Bottom 6 with a 13th/14th forward looks more like:
Eaves, Miller <---(possible D)
Emmerton won't knock any of those guys off and Mursak could be trade bait. Until Bertuzzi, Cleary and Sammy are done in a couple years, we won't see much more roll over on the bottom lines.
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