Thread: Line Combos: 2013 Line Combos Thread II
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02-14-2013, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Puhis View Post
False.

Granlund played either wing or center on 2nd line in the WC while Koivu centered the 1st line. Occasionally they had a chance to play together in middle of a line change or a similar situation, and always produced.

I would like to see them together as well.
When has MiG played center in the WC? I don't remember that at all.

Basically, from what I remember, Jalonen put MiG on the 1st line for short periods of time when the team no longer had anything to lose; first in the SF when we were down 1-6 and then in the bronze game. That first try-out led to a goal. I would say that at least in the bronze game it was no longer just a matter of being in the middle of a line change. IIRC, after we were down 1-3 after the 1st period, MiG took JJ's place on the first line for a while and looked great there. He kept on trying to get Mikko to score over and over again, but he just couldn't get it in. It wasn't about a lack of effort, though. For that stretch in the game those two seemed to be the only skaters who were at least trying to do something.

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