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10-16-2011, 06:34 AM
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Forward lines

We certainly haven't been playing poorly, but I would make some changes.

My primary reason for change is to free up JVR and get the most out of him. He's at his best when he has the puck on his stick a lot and is really using that size and speed to dominate.

Giroux and Jagr also like to carry the puck a lot. It doesn't work to the best of everyone's abilities to play them together.

Keep Giroux and Jagr together and give them either Hartnell/Simmonds for dirty work and the front of the net. Or giving them Matt Read gives them speed off the wing and a food shooter to finish plays.

Play JVR with either Briere or Couturier.

I would go

Simmonds - Giroux - Jagr
JVR - Briere - Voracek
Hartnell - Couturier - Read


Read - Giroux - Jagr
Simmonds - Briere - Voracek
Hartnell - Couturier - JVR

I prefer JVR on his off wing. He cuts more to the middle of the ice, instead of going wide all the time.

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