Smolenski is the most logical choice for full duty on the left, as he’s done it throughout his career as i understand.
If Shastlivy stays healthy, he could do well.He’s shown signs of it before, and could break out this year.
As for Schaeffer and Varada, both know their roles, and play them well.I also think Schaeffer was a little snake-bitten last year, and should put a few more in this time around.
They have the luxury of not really needing anything to start the season, and should stay put until the trading deadline.They will easily lead the east and be in contention for first place with their current roster.
Definately the most undeniable “beast of the east” since the legion of doom days in Philly before Lindros got his head whacked up.]]>