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10-23-2003, 07:52 AM
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I agree Bergeron isn't going anywhere. What I think is goign to happen with the B's over the next few weeks is we are going to call up Zino to try him out with Sammy as the second line center. With him having the option to return to Russia I don't see us leaving him with the P-Bruins for too long. I think once he's called up Green will move to the 4th line replacing Donato. Then when Zamuner comes back I see him taking the spot of Grosek. Around mid November I see our lines as:

Knuble Thornton Murray
Samsanov Zinovjev Lapointe
Axelsson Rolston Bergeron
Zamuner Green McCarthy

Green and Zamuner will be used as Penalty killers for the most part with Green getting additional time after key faceoffs. If Zino isn't ready then Green could stay on the second line or we could try Bergeron there if his line cools off, with Zamuner taking over on Rolstons right wing. I like these line combinations as we keep the 1st and 3rd lines together which is working right now. Zino get's to play with Sammy and they both have Lapointe for protection. The fourth line has 2 penalty killers, a good faceoff guy and your enforcer. The line would be really responsable in the defensive zone and can pot the occasional goal. We wouldn't have to play with 3 lines for most of the game as the 4th line could log 10 minutes a night as well as lots of PK time, preventing burnout from our top line and Rolston who plays the PK and PP regularly. That's what I want to see anyway. But I'm not the coach and don't really have a say in these matters.

edit * changed description of line from 'third' to 'fourth'

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