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John Gove
Joined: 07.02.2015

Sep 4 @ 7:41 AM ET
John Gove: Point Looks to Build Off Solid Rookie Campaign
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Montreal
Joined: 07.01.2008

Sep 4 @ 8:03 AM ET
John Gove: Point Looks to Build Off Solid Rookie Campaign
- John Gove

Where do you think he will play (with who)?
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 07.05.2013

Sep 4 @ 5:43 PM ET
I think he will start out at 3C with Killorn, Callahan/Gourde but its very tricky for the Bolts though as they're deep at LW and C but very weak on the RW outside of Kucherov for the top 6. The rest of the RW depth chart is Callahan, Brown and Condra and none of them are top 6 RW.

That said the Lightning have a solid top 9 that they can move around but some guys are going to play out of position.

Below is the line combos I would like to see them start with:

Namestnikov-Stamkos-Kucherov (great until 91's injury)
Palat-Point-Johnson (can also flip Point and TyJo on this line)
Killorn-Gourde-Callahan (3 line shut down line with scoring ability)
Kunitz-Paquette-Brown (grinder line)
Dumont-Condra (depth)

I have point as 2C and TyJo as 2RW as it give 2 solid scoring lines, again I dont think this happens and he starts as the 3C with Killorn on his left and Gourde/Callahan on his right.

I do feel my first line projection will be the opening night starting line as that line was a force until Stamkos's injury.
New York Rangers
Location: NY
Joined: 03.22.2013

Sep 8 @ 7:45 PM ET
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