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03-05-2013, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Ducks DVM View Post
Maroon was sent down because the 2nd line is broken, the Ducks are carrying 7D who can't go through waivers, and carrying Staubitz who can't go through waivers. They have one roster spot to play with, and probably want to see if Holland has it figured out yet for the 2C. Unless they put Palmieri on IR this is the only way to do it - they probably want to give McMillan a chance to have at least a practice with the team before sending him back.

I agree that Maroon was playing like an ideal 4th liner though.
Maroon-Bonino-Etem was absolutely great when together. Thats what Id like to see down the stretch on the 4th unit, they brought a lot of energy to the team.

The part I bolded is key though, and I dont really know what to do with that line. We've tried just about every combination of Ryan-Selanne-XXXXXX and no one has worked, other than Koivu and Palmieri in one game, and both play their best on other lines. 2nd unit has been a mess all season, barring like 3-4 games where they loaded up on points.

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