Arizona Coyotes: Strome, Dvorak Both Expected In Lineup Against Montreal

In a move anticipated all summer by fans, Dylan Strome and Christian Dvorak both appear to be in the lineup for tonight’s matchup with the Montreal Canadiens.

Arizona Coyotes fans spent the summer and early fall debating the merits of Christian Dvorak and Dylan Strome.

Who will make the team? Which is better? Is there room for both?

Both prospects did make the Coyotes to start the season, but so far Head Coach Dave Tippett has preferred to alternate them as centers on the second line.

Tonight, however, that looks to change as line rushes in practice yesterday had Strome centering the second line and Dvorak centering a newly constructed third line.

It will be fans’ first look at what the team might look like next season and on into the future.

Buried beneath the prospect hype, Max Domi and Anthony Duclair are skating on the top line together. They will be centered by Martin Hanzal.

I would expect some magic on Thursday night in Montreal.

Despite lukewarm reception to the original first line, however, it was performing pretty well as well…they just weren’t scoring.

Based on the morning skate, rookie Jakob Chychrun will also be returning to the lineup.

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