Gm #36: Kings vs Coyotes, 12/26/11, Post Game WIN thoughts & tidbits
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12-27-2011, 08:59 AM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: stuck in the middle
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Concur with this. Keeping lines as consistent as possible over a length of time sets up the players for success and is excellent way to restore "the belief system" which is Sutter's stated aim.
bingo....no shuffling. guys need consistency and time playing together. Murray's shift-by-shift juggling of the lines is all the proof you need NOT to do this. you don't flip a switch and suddenly have chemistry with linemates.
slot Lokti over on the wing, he and Rick have had a little time together in this capacity and personally i thought it looked good at times. they had some very good possession-give n go's between them. both guys play with their heads up and anticipation of what their linemate is going to do, so they can make a pass into a seam. i also like having Lokti play with MR, because he can help mentor him not to mention cover up some of his 'rookie' mistakes on D coverage.
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