Thread: Line Combos: 2013 Line Combos Thread II
View Single Post
03-19-2013, 10:40 AM
Doing Nothing
Jarick's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
Country: United States
Posts: 25,251
vCash: 500
I know Coyle scored, but I have not been a big fan of him on the top line. I LOVE what he brings from a physical standpoint, the boards, the net, everywhere. But he's just not developed yet offensively and it feels like he's holding that line back.

Also, and TAK will love this, I haven't seen as much out of Parise offensively since his fast start. He's had a couple nice games lately, but the whole month of February he had five points. Six goals since the first five games. I'd like to see more from him.

Look at what happened to Parise's shots on goal before and after Coyle came back:

Before: 4.6 shots per game
After: 2.9 shots per game

Big drop in shots = big drop in scoring chances = less potential for scoring

I would like to see this:

Parise - Koivu - Bouchard
Zucker - Cullen - Setoguchi
Heatley - Brodziak - Clutterbuck
Mitchell - Konopka - Rupp

I think Butch with two workers makes him less of a liability and his puck possession skills and hopefully if it's coming around his playmaking can create more opportunities for his linemates. I want to see Zucker back up on that second line where he can get scoring chances.

Jarick is offline   Reply With Quote