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10-11-2011, 06:07 PM
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DrAStuart
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Originally Posted by PromNite View Post
Every single coach in the NHL does this, though. It's probably the #1 complaint by fans, but they do it anyway. Maybe they know better than we do?

I watched the Bolts-Caps game last night and both coaches were switching lines up all over the place.

In the finals last season, Vigneault was cycling people playing on the Sedins' line constantly, and he was an Adams finalist.
So true...for better or for worse, there seems to be a growing number of coaches who use this as a deliberate strategy to try to spark something in their teams when a line combo doesn't work. This is not a Torts thing...it is something that a lot of them are doing now. He does it more than some and less than others...

Probably in a couple of years some coach will reinvent stable lines and people will hail him as the creator of a new coaching style -- or the fans will get upset when he sticks with a line that doesn't produce instant results (cuz the fans always know so much more about coaching than the guy who gets paid to do it )

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