In a dream world where Jurco turns into a pretty decent PF, and Larkin can handle being more then a top 9 forward (basing all hope for this year) thats a pretty decent top 12 you got! If Blashill can get Jurco playing like he did for him, and Larkin being the over achieving prospect he was last year that dream world could possibly be a reality. I mean that fourth line would be the grind line all over again, in your face every given night. I wouldn't want Mule with Richards if he does return. Tatar i can see having the biggest impact with Richards arrival, another center that can distribute the puck, and maybe even mesh greater then did with Pavel...Wishful thinking, but it does look good on paper.
Z - D - Jurco
Tatar - Richards - Sheahan
Nyquist - Larkin - Mule/ Pulk
Helm- Glen - Abs
If that could come together, I think I actually really like that lineup. Just not sure about this idea of Sheahan playing wing. Maybe it's just because I haven't seen him there.
Goose-Larkin-Pulk say soft to me. with Mule it would be a bit better. I think Jurco would be better for that spot though with Mule on the first line or Tats up top and Mule on the 2nd
I think that's a hell of a 4th line. I think that both Abby and Helm can play higher and perhaps 4th line is wasting them, but they would be really hard to play against and I think would also put up some points.