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10-09-2012, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by zeke View Post
I would imagine the pairings would look more like:

Gardiner - Holzer
Blacker - Ranger
Kostka - Fraser
(Yeo - Gysbers)
They've kept these pairings through camp and Eakins says he believes in keeping them together to build a partnership.

Fraser-Holzer
Gardiner-Kostka
Blacker-Ranger
Gysbers-Yeo

As for forward lines, Eakins says he likes to go with pairs of players who have good chemistry and then slot in different guys with them to complete the line. Kadri and Aucoin were idenitfied as one such pair, as well as Colborne and Ashton.

Also said he expected to use 3 balanced lines that can play in any situation and then the 4th line as a checking line.

Kadri-Aucoin-Scott
Ashton-Colborne-Abbott
Hamilton-Zigomanis-Deschamps
Komarov-Acton-D'Amigo

McKegg, Ross and Devane are probably kept around and get slotted into different spots.

It sounds as though they are taking the approach that with lots of 3 games in 3-4 day stretches, they'll make sure to keep every rested and healthy.

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