I’m completely fine with this line as it brings some grit and some goal scoring. I’m also in favor of splitting up Nash and Gaborik.
However, I’m scratching my head as to why Gaborik is playing left wing. He’s a 40 goal scorer and why make him uncomfortable playing a new position? Callahan also plays right wing but I think he would be just as effective down the left. If someone on that line should be switching wings it’s Callahan, and that’s not a knock on him. Gaborik on the right wing at his best is more effective than Callahan on the right wing at his best.
It still is only training camp but these are the lines we’ll most likely see opening night. I guess it isn’t such a bad thing though, when your biggest complaint in training camp so far is which player (who each scored more than 30 goals last year) will be switching wings.
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