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02-13-2013, 12:00 PM
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It's time to do what we should have done from the beginning

I've said from the beginning that I think the way this team will become successful is to have our big 3 play on 3 different lines. I'll say it again today.

If we want to become a legitimate, holy crap how do you stop them, team, then Brad Richards, Marian Gaborik, and Rick Nash need to all play on different lines.

Then, coming off of a PK or going into a PP you load up. Or if the team is struggling you throw them together for a shift or 2...or if the opposition ices the puck with their 4th line, you load up.

But by and large, on the "average" shift I think we need to have 1 superstar out there at all times (sans the 4th line of course...but Torts is really more of a 3 line coach anyway)

Hagelin - Stepan - Nash -->Needs explanation?

Kreider - Richards - Callahan -->Richards and Callahan have played well together when they were there last year...Callahan & Kreider bring speed to a center that sorely needs it.

Pyatt - Miller - Gaborik --> Gaborik is at his best when 2 guys around him can go do the grunt work, he can get lost, and then find himself open for goals. Miller has excellent vision. Put them together.

Boyle/Asham/Halpern/Power...pick the 3 that are going and play them. One has an off day, put in the benched one...make them play their ***** off to keep their spot.

Last edited by Inferno: 02-13-2013 at 12:33 PM.
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