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01-23-2013, 03:32 AM
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mooskating
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really happy to see the new lines and hope that something similar at least goes through. i think the way they were in games 1 and 2 were just asking for failure. gaborik needs somebody taking attention away from him to play his game. nash does not. richards warrants way more attention from the defense than stepan.

personally in an ideal scenario i'd want to see:
kreider/stepan/nash
hagelin(in puck chase form)/richards/gaborik
pyatt/halpern/callahan
rupp/boyle/asham

hagelin and richards just take so much more attention from gabby and allow him the space to do what he does best. i think stepan will accent nash's play style in all the best ways while still freeing richards up to peel attention off of gaborik. i don't see kreider reaching his potential playing with boyle. throw him down there once he's confident defensively. we don't need the kid playing against #1 lines. as opposed to the current projected lineup --- you don't load the talent into one line and you add a little bit of defense w/ the all-star forwards.

for now torts has a great lineup set. if the lines go into the game like this we're going to have a good time.

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