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Questions For Ansar Khan

Ansar Khan of Mlive answers questions from the fans....

Q: I know it's too early to know if Zadina or Rasmussen will be on the team next year, but let's assume they are. How would you project the line combinations?

A: It's never too soon to talk lines, as we'll see from the comments your question will generate.

Here's what I came up with just the other day while scribbling some stuff on a napkin at Starbucks:

Anthony Mantha-Dylan Larkin-Filip Zadina

Andreas Athanasiou-Frans Nielsen-Michael Rasmussen

Gustav Nyquist-Darren Helm-Thomas Vanek

Tyler Bertuzzi-Luke Glendening-Justin Abdelkader

Extras: Martin Frk, Luke Witkowski

I didn't include Henrik Zetterberg because some in the organization doubt he'll return. But I don't believe anyone knows for certain, maybe not even Zetterberg himself.

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Z to LTIR seems to be gathering momentum. Know we probably won’t know (he may not even know) until camp, but it sure seems like they’re prepping for the big announcement. Damn shame, out of all the vets on this team I think he is probably the best leader. Still lots of good guys in the room, but it will be tough losing the best

Posted by MZ2215 on 07/09/18 at 08:12 AM ET

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With the glut of forwards, Z , Neilsen and Vanek shouldn’t be on the team, they shouldn’t have resigned Green. If we had the correct coach, needing vets to teach players would be unnecessary. I’m not so sure Blashill isn’t bad for the vets, their numbers aren’t all that good. A pink slip with Blashill’s name on it should be on KHs desk just needing a signature if this team looks anything like the previous 3 seasons.

Posted by stateofmifan on 07/11/18 at 02:17 AM ET

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