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03-12-2013, 09:25 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New York City
K I'm on board.
Massively changing the lines with Benn out, spreading the offense out and putting Eriksson on a 3rd line with Fraser was a great idea. Eriksson's scored more at RW, Fraser could use a safety valve, limited minutes etc. They get a practice in as a group on Monday, great.
Then after practice Gully switches it all up and sends Fraser down and Vincour up. Now Eriksson switches to LW, and is on a checking line. The line goes into Tuesday's game with no practice together, and now we're getting shutout.
Absolutely ridiculously stupid move that serves no purpose. Oh and here's Gulutzan on Monday to the media:
“You guys want to shuffle lines way too much,” he said to a group of reporters. “If you’re on a line and every day the lines different, you’re thinking, `What did I do wrong?’ If you want to change lines every time you lose, you have no consistency. You have to have consistency. If you have a bad period, people want to change lines, but if it’s 0-0, why do you want to change lines? I think we’ve changed lines out of necessity (because of injuries), but I would like nothing more than having four set lines roll and find chemistry between pairs, roll the D, roll the lines, and play the next 24 games like that.”
We"need chemistry and consistency" so we change the lines massively with Benn out, then do it again last minute after a practice, and oh yea can't mess up those D pairs and get Larsen in!
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