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01-13-2013, 06:12 PM
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2 Minute Minor
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Originally Posted by STL fan in IA View Post
Practice lines/pairings today according to Louie Korac:

Perron-Backes-Oshie
McDonald-Steen-Tarasenko
Schwartz-Bergy-Stewart
D'ags-Sobotka-Reaves
Porter-Nichol-Langenbrunner

Russell-Petro
Jacks-Shatty
Cole-Polak
Woywitka-Chorney

Halak
Elliott

If Schwartz gets a spot in camp, I don't think that's good news for Porter.

The question is, do the Blues keep Schwartz if it means risking losing either Porter or Reaves via waivers?

I also wouldn't be surprised if one of those 15 guys gets injured this week meaning the Blues can simply put the injured player on IR thus saving them from having to make that decision for now.

Then again, Hitch may have completely different lines tomorrow. Who knows!
I'm less concerned about Porter/Reaves and waivers, at least at the end of camp. And I also think that an injury could easily make this moot (I posted the same notion earlier. Great minds think alike.)

If you deconstruct the offensive pairs that Hitchcock wants to keep intact, I find:
X - Backes - Oshie
X - Berglund - Stewart

and I'm guessing, but:
X - Steen - Tarasenko (I'm guessing this develops into an indivisible duo in Hitch's mind.)

Interesting that D'Agostini is left wing on the 4th line. I think this may be his spot entering the first game. And if the 4th line doesn't execute their role well, he could find himself scratched again (like during the playoffs) in favor of a guy like Porter or Reaves.

Can't we just roll these 5 lines and call it good? I like them all.

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