Thread: Line Combos: Postseason Lines Discussion
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04-05-2013, 12:29 PM
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Rico Fatastic
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I suspect I'm going to be just about the only one saying this, but if everyone ever gets healthy, my lines are:

Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis
Morrow-Malkin-Neal
Beauregard/Jokinen-Sutter-Iginla
Cooke-Vitale-Adams/Kennedy

Beauregard vs Jokinen depends on how well Jokinen plays in the next couple of weeks, of course. And I have Adams as an option on the fourth line because he always steps his game up in the playoffs.

I have Iginla on that third line for a few reasons. For one thing, Iginla is used to being the guy on his line; not the triggerman. I also love the idea of sending Iginla out against teams' third defense pairings. I think this setup does a good job of approximating the setup when the Pens won the cup: coming at them in waves with the Sid line, then the Malkin line, then the Staal line is replaced by coming at them in waves with the Sid line, the Malkin line, and then the Iginla line.

And while I realize it's not the popular idea around here, I don't think I need to explain why I don't want to break up the best line in the league.

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