Thread: Speculation: Fire Todd Mclellan
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03-20-2012, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by superroyain10 View Post
In regards to changing lines:

Like SJeasy said, flexibility is key. But some core needs to be there; not everyone can be changing. Usually the D-pairs stay tight, plus 1-1 matchups on the third line. For example, Clowe-Couture and Thornton-Marleau may be constant; rotate the wingers for those two pairs and the bottom lines.

Over time this year and IMO, the d pairs swaps are most frequently done to generate more offense when trailing. The most consistent line pairs have been Pavs/JT and Clowe/Couture. He has recently moved off those pairs as they have become much less effective. IMO, he held onto Pavs/JT far too long.

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