: Line Combos:
Practice - Prust/Pacioretty switch lines
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02-11-2013, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by
Marc the Habs Fan
Against a team like FLA this would be a good plan.
Against TB on the road, when you face Stamkos and Lecavalier at center for essentially 2/3s of the game, I feel having another line aside from the Plekanec that can play some hard minutes (Moen-Eller-Armstrong) is necessary.
No way you can trust Galchenyuk or Desharnais or Prust at C to play those hard minutes against C's of that quality at this stage.
Cole can handle some defensive duties.
Eller should center him and DD.
Moen-Eller-Armstrong isn't a necessity, and Eller deserves offensive wingers. It's not just about defending. It's about outplaying your opposing lines.
You get Eller and Plek's line to play versus the tougher opponents, give the kids line 3rd liners and they'll dominate.
In any event, you can always come back to Eller with Moen-Armstrong. I think the guy deserves some recognition. Therrien wanted more from him, and he also said it was a make-break year for him, so, time for Therrien to live up to his side of the deal and give him more offensive opportunities as Eller deserves them (more so than the kids too. Actually, Eller has been our best forward outside Plek these past few games).
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