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03-15-2013, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Reds4Life View Post
Gary Roberts - Sidney Crosby(A)- Rick Tocchet
Alexander Yakushev - Evgeni Malkin - Tomas Holmstrom
Nick Metz - Syl Apps Sr - Bill Guerin
John Madden - Jacques Lemaire(C) - Boris Mayorov
Ryan Getzlaf

Dallas Smith - Eddie Shore
Rob Blake(A) - Zinetula Bilyaletdinov
Sandis Ozolinsh - Oldrich "Olin" Machac
Tim Thomas

Roberts - Apps - Crosby
Blake - Shore

Yakushev - Malkin - Holmstrom/Crosby
Blake - Shore

Madden - Lemaire
Shore - Machac

Metz - Lemaire/Crosby
Blake - Bilyaletdinov

Any criticism/imput is most welcome! Thanks guys.
What the heck is your best forward doing on the third line? I would play Apps on the first line and give him your best wing - Yakushev. I think Yakushev was best in front of the net, and he can pick up Apps' garbage like Drillion did. I would also put Yakushev on the first PP instead of Roberts.

Holmstrom needs to be on the 4th line at even strength (with PP time) or benched.

I don't think Rob Blake should play the full PP, and I really question whether Shore should do it, if he's also playing 1st pairing PK.

I might be off here, but wasn't Machac an offense-first defenseman who played next to the more well-rounded Pospisil?

I agree with MB - you're way overplaying Crosby, especially considering his short career and injury history.

I would switch Blake and Bilyaletdinov's sides at even strength.

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