what makes the most sense is keeping talbot at center ... and he isn't a 3rd line center. just like we paid shelley 1.1 million to play 4 min a game, we are going to pay talbot 1.8 million to play 9-11min a game + pk time.
i really think the lines are going to shake down like this
your going to see our 2nd line log the most minutes a night - if there are no power plays.
coach lav's always switches up lines too ...
couturier is going to be given the opporunity to make the big club but he probably will go back to the Q for another year b/c he is eligible still.
take him out of the equation and you got
it's solid ... unproven, but has all good characteristics. this is just how i see it