I honestly believe out of camp to start the season, the top 9 will be pretty much a lock containing Tavares, Moulson, KO, Comeau, Bailey, Schremp, Nielsen, Hunter, and Parenteau. Then we are up to the 4th line. On the 4th line we should have:
Konopka-All purpose 4th liner. Enforcer, Face-off specialist, Penalty killer, and agitator.
Weight-Low minutes specialist because of age and injuries I would assume. Still should have some gas and may work his way up to more minutes depending on how he plays with his time given.
Gillies is your reserve enforcer/tough guy. That leaves the 3rd spot open to any of the major guys we have left in the organization. The frontrunners for that position I would assume to be Matt Martin, Jon Sim, Jesse Joensuu, and Andy Hilbert.
Martin-Is young with potential
Joensuu-Is young with potential
Sim-Is another agitator with a decent wrist shot
Hilbert-Is a very reliable and solid 2-way player that could definitely help on the penalty kill
Out of that bunch, whom would you want in that 4th line role and why?