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Injury Talk 6.0: Ryder out vs. Pens (DTD, upper body), Prust & Diaz also out
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04-07-2013, 09:32 AM
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When Bourque returns, where does he play? First three lines are a lock, basically.
I'd disagree. I think DD's line needs a player that's better defensively and has some size in the D zone. Gionta might be more effective on the 3rd line with Eller.
Ryder - Plekanec - Gallagher
Pacioretty - Desharnais - Bourque
Galchenyuk/Prust - Eller - Gionta
Moen - Halpern - Prust/Galchenyuk
Depending on game situation Galchenyuk and Prust get swapped throughout game. With Halpern looking pretty much as good as he was the last time he was with the team I think this is 4 balanced lines. Plekanec is good enough to cover Ryder/Gallagher's D issues. Bourque improves the Pacioretty/DD duo a little on the D side.
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