Calgary Flames – projected forward lines

Line 1

*All the statistics are from the 2014-15 NHL regular season.

Gaudreau, Monahan, Hudler

This line is great! Hudler is a perfect mentor on Sean and Johnny and they each boost each other’s point production. This line is the only line that will stay the same as last year.  They didn’t score much in the playoffs, but I think it was lack of experience. This line is good defensively, but I would like to see less turnovers and more physical play.

Gaudreau: 24 goals, 40 assists, 80 games played

Monahan: 31 goals, 31 assists, 81 games played

Hudler: 31 goals, 45 assists, 78 games played and Lady Byng Trophy

Line 2

Bouma, Backlund, Frolik

Bouma had a breakout year last season and I think he is a great fit in this line; he helped out a lot defensively. With the addition of Frolik, he could be a 20+ goal scorer. Backlund’s  year was cut a bit short by injuries, but I think until Bennett develops into a second line center, Backlund can keep this job.

Bouma: 16 goals, 18 assists, 78 games played

Backlund: 10 goals, 17 assists, 52 games played

Frolik: 19 goals, 23 assists 82 games played

Line 3 

Colborne, Bennett, Jones

Colborne can play center or wing.  He has a big body that can go into the corners and hold the puck. Colborne isn’t afraid to take a hit and he has a okay wrist shot. Bennett played really well in the playoffs and wasn’t scared of anybody.  He is still eligible for the Calder trophy with only one regular season game played. Once he develops, he could be a real scoring threat.  Jones is a good third liner who can put up points and help defensively.

Colborne: 8 goals, 20 assists, 64 games played

Bennett: 3 goals, 1 assist, 11 games played  (Playoffs)

Jones: 14 goals, 16 assists 67 games played

Line 4 

Byron, Jooris,Stajan

Byron proved himself last year and was great when somebody got hurt.  This year, I think he’s got a chance at a roster spot. Jooris was a undrafted pick up signing and he has turned out to be great. He can win a lot of faceoffs and despite being injured, or a healthy scratch throughout the season, he still put up the points. Stajan is a veteran who usually plays center.   I wouldn’t be surprised if they move  him to  the wing because of how much depth they have. If it’s not Stajan, it will either be Bollig or Ferland, because of all the depth they have.

Byron: 6 goals, 13 assists, 57 games played

Jooris: 12 goals, 12 assists , 60 games played

Stajan: 7 goals, 10 assists, 59 games played

Other players possibly playing

Ferland: 2 goals, 3 assists, 26 games played

Bollig: 1 goal, 4 assists, 62 games played

*My opinions

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