GAME #9 - Canucks @ Oilers - February 4th, 6:30 SPAC - Divies Tournament of Hearts
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02-04-2013, 02:33 PM
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Burrows was centering the 2nd line. Now he's playing wing on the new 2nd line. This is clearly a promotion for Schroeder and Raymond, not a demotion for Weise and Burrows.
Semantics really. Weise was playing way less ice than his linemates due to PP time. I doubt Schroeder and Raymond's TOI really changes though they'll have a better winger. Big difference I see is Lapierre is being allowed to pivot his own line again, which I think was the issue that originally forced Burrows to centre or else we'd likely have seen these lines since opening night. The big jump in ice-time will likely be Lapierre, who is now skating with two players who average over 15 mins per game, whereas he has been more in the fourth line ice-time range.
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