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08-30-2010, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by IrishSniper87 View Post
Why not? I sure can. The line clicked in the playoffs, get over it. The team has changed since then. Gagne-Richards is split up, Carter is healthy, and our lines will be shifted. Lavi will not force Richie or Carter to play with junk just to keep the H-B-L line together.
I agree they will be split up at some point and possibly sooner rather than later. The reality is that every line changes 15 times throughout the season because of a losing streak, exposure of a weakness, line matching, or injuries. Briere Giroux and Powe were the best line of the short playoffs 2 seasons ago, and they didn't play together really at all last year. I totally loved the Leino Briere Hartnell line but I fear their poor D will be exposed and a quick change will be made. Lets also remember that Hartnell stepped up his game in the playoffs, Briere is an absolutely amazing playoff performer and Leino was (unfortunately) most likely overperforming on a hot streak.

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