Jeff Cowan for Kip Brennan
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03-11-2004, 01:57 AM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Los Angeles
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I was asking for the line combos if we hadnt traded Brennan. You said you wanted him in the line up. Where would u put him?
The line combos are tough to set right now. I understand why you want to split Klatt, but maybe if you take out klatt then Army and Luc start struggling.
lets see: I would use the same as yours, but i wouldnt hesitate to move Klatt back with Luc and Army if that line struggles with Carter. Then at that point I would either put the line up we had out tonight or move Carter with Pirnes and Cowan.
You said you wanted him in the line up
Actually it wasn't punchy that stated those comments. It was myself. Well at this present time with all trades in place. Dustin Brown just like they did for Cowan tonight. AM has always stuck by his third line since he's been in LA. It never seems to change as much as lines 1, 2, and 4. But a simple formula is to put players that are scorers on line 1 and 2. 3rd line as a stopper or checking line. 4th line simply depth and punishment if need be. For 60 games you can't actually say that Chartrand or Tripp deserved playing time over Brennan. I know we're all beating on a deadhorse here, because AM is a stickler for his structure and gameplan. My whole point is that we get abused and we never do a *****ing thing about it. It's quite embarassing! We also gave up a top five enforcer in this league with upside. He's young and people seem to forget that. I never wanted goals from that guy, in fact he doesn't even need to fight to be productive. He lays huge hits, and actually draws penalties. I just feel every trade we make seems to be a tremendous one in everybody's eyes, and even though i'd say that 90% of them are awesome, I disagree with some. As soon as we traded Schneider all I remember people here saying was that he took stupid penalties and that he was old, I just don't get it!
If Brennan were still here, like you asked? My fourth line would look like this.
Brennan - Avery - Lappy/Flinn
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