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Good Luck Playing Against That Third Line

The bruisers aren’t just reserved for 4th line duty anymore.

NHL: Preseason-Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Projected Lines

Buckle up because here comes your 2019-20 Calgary Flames! As Calgary hits the ice in Colorado tonight there’s a few changes throughout the lineup that should be beneficial for all involved. The top two lines are status quo, but what really stands out is Calgary’s third line. Sam Bennett, Milan Lucic and Derek Ryan are going to make it very hard to play against that grouping this season. Where the “grit” line is normally reserved for 4th line grinders, Calgary has moved some scoring to the bottom line and delivered the sand paper in the middle. Will it work? Who knows, but it should be fun to watch!


Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm

Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik

Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Sam Bennett

Andrew Mangiapane - Mark Jankowski - Austin Czarnik


Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie

Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic

Oliver Kylington - Rasmus Andersson


David Rittich