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03-19-2012, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by 27Niedermayer View Post
No team in the NHL (especially 2 teams in playoff spots) are going to have their 4th line attack another team's first line in the beginning of a game (unless a 1st liner had done something to warrant it in a previous game).

These teams flat out hate each other. Stems from Dubinsky's comments about Clarkson and Carter's fight with Dubinsky from last game.
I don't disagree. So why doesn't DeBoer pencil the Devils first line in to start the game? Same reason Torts put his fourth line out there - lack of trust.

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