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Apr 18, 2017
St. Louis Blues
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>KakkoForMauriceRichardAward</b></div><div>I like this lineup but something, idk, puzzles me about this team, and I'm not a huge fan of Binnington.
I like their core, even without Petro. Parayko is severely underrated, ROR is just a beast, Schwartz is very good and underappreciated, Schenn is the perfect 2nd liner and I expect Thomas to have a big breakout season this season.
What puzzles me about them is their defense, besides Parayko, Dunn and Scandella(I think he fits their style like a glove. I don't get why they have both Faulk and Krug tho. They play a very similar style, with Faulk being a bit better at defense IMO. But what I don't get about having both of them is that both are PP drivers. Having both is useless. Just play one of them on the top PP unit and have Parayko and Dunn on the 2nd PP unit. No need for both.
Ville Husso will need to be very solid because I don't fully trust Binnignton.
Oh, and Hoffman will probably be a great player for their top PP unit.
Here's how I'd build the lineup:
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Yeah I think you covered it pretty well. I think this is a huge year for Binnington, hopefully he can get his rookie year swagger back. Kyrou will also be expected to make a big jump. If VT can come back and contribute for the playoffs, this will be a very dangerous team.