Thread: Line Combos: 2013 Line Combos Thread II
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02-22-2013, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by rynryn View Post
it seems like everyone is as riled up and nitpicky after a few wins as they are during a losing streak! Come on, people...this crap is working. I don't think the second line in any incarnation would have as many quality chances if the first wasn't stacked with the three that are on it. Coyle isn't even 1/4 the threat Heatley is, and Coyles strength in offense is too similar to Parise's. get in close and work a goal out of it. Zucker doesn't pass...i think he fits better where he's got the opportunity to rush, which he'd be less likely to get against the oppositions better players.
Atleast someone else in this thread has some sense...lets replace our 2nd best sniper with a rookie who has 0 NHL points and hasn't lit the world on fire in the AHL because he is a better skater and can cycle good...OR NOT.

Furthermore lets act like were gonna put a 7.5 million dollar former 50 goal scorer on the third line because he is kinda slow. Slow or not he can still score goals..maybe not 50 or even 40..but 30 in a full season is no ridiculous expectation for him. Lets move him from a line with someone who can get him the puck and get the full value out of his game..which is to bury passes and rebounds(Koivu passes, Parise rebounds) and move him to a line where he will get neither. That will sure help him and the Wild...NOT.

As for Heatleys speed hindering his line..Name Koivu's best line mate he ever had in his career. Who was his most productive years playing with..yep you guessed of the few players actually SLOWER than Heatley. Andrew Brunette.

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