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from John Vogl of The Athletic,
With most of the summertime moves completed (except possibly in Buffalo, where there’s potential for a Rasmus Ristolainen blockbuster), The Athletic’s writers in the Atlantic Division have put together their 2019-20 roster projections. Using them as a template, we’ll look at where each team ranks on a line-by-line, pair-by-pair basis....
To rank the lines and pairings, we used the player ratings from Corsica Hockey. Each skater’s rating is based on his contributions offensively, defensively, at even strength and on special teams. The scores for the lines and pairings are determined by adding the players’ ratings together.
Boston: Marchand–Bergeron–Pastrnak (253.9)
Tampa Bay: Ondrej Palat–Brayden Point–Nikita Kucherov (242.2)
Florida: Jonathan Huberdeau–Sasha Barkov–Evgenii Dadonov (241.7)
Detroit: Tyler Bertuzzi–Dylan Larkin–Anthony Mantha (236.8)
Detroit's 2nd and 3rd line are ranked 7th in the division and the 4th line is at the bottom of the list.
On defense, the 1st pair of DeKeyser and Hronek are 7th. The 2nd pair is 6th while the 3rd duo is 5th.
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Below, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press on the changed in scouting for the Wings (Thursday),