With the signing of Miroslav Satan, how does that change the current makeup of the team? Which one of the current 12 forwards gets sent to the bench? Is this move an indication that Milan Lucic is further away from returning then we all expect?
Well those answers will all come in the next few days. Adding Satan will give the Bruins a potential goal scorer but where and how does he fit on this team? To me, Satan is Mark Recchi part two, basically the same player with the same role. Satan is going to be a powerplay specialist who isn’t exactly the swiftest skater anymore so don’t expect his defensive presence to be to Claude Julien’s liking. That likely means Julien won’t play him with Bergeron on the checking line or on Krejci’s line because of the chemistry there. So that likely puts him with Savard, for now. However, once Lucic comes back where does he slot in? I guess it’s a good problem to have and for the league minimum the potential of Satan is a good move. Hey, I would rather give Satan a shot on the top line rather than Begin or Bitz.
Potential lineup without Lucic
Potential Lineup with Lucic