According to Hextall: Vinny, Umberger, Schenn and Raffl are the top candidates to play with Giroux and Voracek on the top line.
- Vinny utterly failed at LW last season (He's be better suited at RW)
- Ditto for Baby Schenn
- Umberger doesn't belong in the top 6
- Raffl lacks finishing prowess.
On top of that, a Right Hand shot would be MUCH preferred to snipe set ups from Giroux/Voracek. ALL of the above mentioned players are ALL left hand shots.
Berube said that he likes a physical edge on the top line. Wayne Simmonds is pretty much a more talented version of Hartnell and has a Right hand shot. Matt Read isn't as physical as Simmonds but he has a much better shot and scores a majority of his goals from the left side.
Am I missing something here?