Iginla acquisition equals some tough decisions

"Honey, should we park the Bentley in the garage of the east wing or the west wing?"
 
"Park it in the east wing."
 
"No, the Mercedes is already in that garage."
 
"Well, fuck."

That's basically what happening on the Penguins internet Thursday morning.

So, what will the Pens' lines look like?

Here's what we would do on NHL13:

TOP LINE:

Kunitz-Crosby-Iginla

Iginla waived his no-movement, no-trade for whichever team he wanted to play for. He chose Pittsburgh. He wants to dance with Crosby. For all any of us know, that may actually have been a stipulation of the trade.

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SECOND LINE:

Morrow-Malkin-Neal

Jury is still out on whether or not Morrow will be able to skate with Malkin.

THIRD LINE:

Dupuis-Sutter-Cooke

Sad to see Dupuis get bumped all the way down to the third line, but it is what it is.

FOURTH LINE:

Kennedy-Adams-Glass/Jeffrey/Bennett

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What will probably happen in real life:

TOP LINE:

Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis

Would the Pens really break up the top line in the NHL and the main catalyst for the current 13-game winning streak? Who knows.

SECOND LINE:

Iginla-Malkin-Neal

Iginla gets slotted here because he's not going to be on the third line. But you have to wonder if there will be enough pucks to go around. Neal and Iginla would have to swap wing positions for this to happen.

THIRD LINE:

Morrow-Sutter-Cooke

Just by default

FOURTH LINE:

Vitale-Adams-Lemieux/Kennedy/Jeffrey/Bennett

Bylsma and Vitale are bros, which made his being a healthy scratch against Montreal curious.

Feel free to rabble-rabble about the line combos. No one knows what's going to happen.

 

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