directory Light the Lamp - a Columbus Blue Jackets blog: Vyborny & Peca expected back in the lineup Friday

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Vyborny & Peca expected back in the lineup Friday

Some good news Jacket fans as both Peca and Vyborny are expected to be back in the lineup. Both players were said to look good.

I just hope we get the Vyborny of the last two seasons and not this year's version which has struggled in just about every facet of the game.

Puck-rakers had the lines as follows:

Nash -- Fedorov -- Chimera
Zherdev -- Novotny -- Vyborny
Glencross -- Peca -- Boll/Fritsche
Shelley -- Beech -- Brule

It was thought Hitch was really going to shake up the lines. That doesn't appear the case.

I thought Jared Boll would be a lock to play along side Nash, as did Portzline according to his blog, but it looks like Hitch is going with Jason Chimera, at least initially. I personally would have liked to have seen Boll there as he's got just as good of hands as Chimera, only has two less goals in a whole lot less time played and quite frankly I think his engine runs a lot higher than #25 and would create a lot more room out there for Nash.

In short, I disagree here with Hitch's decision to put Chimera on that line.

We'll have to wait until tomorrow to see how these lines play out. Chimera will probably go out there and score a hatty and really serve me some crow!


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