Lines and a look at Atlanta's roster after the jump.
Quite a physical lineup. Between Sestito, Smith, and Neuber, don't be shocked if we hear the play by play of more than a few fights on the radio tomorrow night. I'm also a bit surprised that the defense is weighted so heavily towards the Springfield crowd, given all the talk of wanting to get the D used to Arniel's way of doing things in games as soon as possible, but it will be a great opportunity to see Goloubef in action after his strong Traverse City run and performance at the owner's tournament on Sunday.
I'm excited to see Dorsett and Calvert together. Even if Calvert doesn't make it to the NHL out of camp, they seem like a natural future line combination.
Pairing Methot with Regner and Sigalet with Commodore seems to be a case of providing a more "offensive" guy with a steady partner. Good in theory, but we'll see how it holds up to the stress of a live game.
Given the emphasis on youth and trying out goaltenders in a competition for starting time in Springfield, anyone else a little surprised that Garon will be in net? It seems strange to bring LeNeveu into camp and not give him at least a few pre-season starts.
The Thrashers have also announced their lineup, though we do not have line combos at this point:
Goaltenders: Ondrej Pavelic & Drew MacIntyre
My first thought looking at that lineup is that Atlanta's going have an edge on skill. Kane had a very good rookie season, and he isn't afraid to scrap if needed. Burmistrov was Atlanta's first round pick this year, and was profiled as part of our draft prospect series.
The Jackets will have the advantage of a deeper bench, and I think guys like Calvert and Gabriel provide a good "X-factor", but it will be vital for the team to stay out of the box, or risk being burned by the Thrashers with the man advantage.