Thread: Line Combos: 2013 Line Combos
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01-21-2013, 03:17 PM
Karl Cowensson
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Originally Posted by Icelevel View Post
because they can score goals and protect a lead? does alfie get more tired playing with spezza or something?
I just don't get why they don't leave them together all game. i must be missing something. it's not like there isn't anyone else to play on line 2. michalek played well with turris and silfverberg could be a good compliment with them.
can anyone answer why they're not left together when obviously the staff believes they work so well together?
Spezza and Alfie make players around them better, and its easier to get them away from top defensive coverage when split over two lines. Loading up offense on one line makes it easier to shut down and Turris and Michalek together aren't nearly the threat as pairing them up with Spezza and Alfe respectively.

Super lines like Heatley-Spezza-Alfie or Heatley-Thorton-Marleau are great in the regular season, rack up tons of points, but never work in the playoffs. Spreading the two over the top two lines creates a stronger overall lineup and that's how you win in McStaches system.

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