2012-2013 Lineup thread (post FA period)
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08-07-2012, 02:52 PM
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If the forwards stay the same, and Gomez is still on the team...
Y'all will hate this. I wish the Habs had another skilled winger, but management appears to have decided to go in another direction. This line would be matched against the opposition's best, playing with Gorges-Subban as often as possible. Prust could be swapped out for Bourque, Eller, Palushaj or another hot hand when we are trailing late in the game, and on the PP.
Again, this will not be popular, but we just don't have enough skilled wingers who can get the puck to the good end of the ice. This line would take more than their share of d-zone faceoffs. Eller will need to get better in the circle... hopefully having a winger (White, maybe Leblanc at some point) with some faceoff experience will allow him to cheat a bit.
Obviously. They'll need to put up points again, so start them in the offensive zone as much as possible.
The rehab line. Try to get some secondary scoring out of them. Play them against rookies and 4th lines. If Armstrong sucks, or is still concussed, Palushaj could take his job. The most successful of these players could get some extra minutes with Plekanec-Gionta.
White will be on the 4th line. Dudley said that he believes Armstrong can get back to scoring 20 goals. They clearly don't intend to play him on the 4th line.
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