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02-13-2013, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Chessarmy View Post
Its a good idea on paper, but I don't think DeBoer is going to break up the 2nd line. They've been playing well together recently and Loktionov hasn't proven anything yet, no reason to flip everything to accommodate him. I say put Matteau on the 3rd line, give Butler a shot with Zajac/Kovy, and have Loktionov center Josefson on the left and Matteau on the right.
Well we know he's not gonna scratch Barch for the Flyers game, and probably not the Islanders game. Hopefully we can do that against the Sens, because there's no reason for him to HAVE to play vs the Sens. Butler with Zajac/Kovy could be better. Matteau stunk up the whole first line last night. I counted 3 missed passes to either Kovy/Trav last night.

As long as he's on the first line Trav will be invisible on the score sheet, and I don't expect much from Kovy at even strength either. Butler might be no better, but it's worth a shot. Let's start a game with him on the first line, and not wait until the 3rd to put him there.

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