Close but no cigar; Habs lose 3-2
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04-09-2013, 10:12 PM
Join Date: Nov 2012
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I posted some line ideas earlier but I think I might revise them here. The way I see it, when you have a team that's deep but not top-heavy, you're going to have to change lines more often because players will go cold/fall into a slump. Here are the facts about our forward group IMO:
1)Plek is the #1C
2)Gio, DD, and Gally all should be kept on different lines
So let's look at what works:
Pacioretty (despite a poor night)
All are very useful and valuable at the moment
Both are struggling and need a shake up.
-I would put one of Bourque or Pacioretty on Plekanec's wing for Power/Size, preferably Pac because he's better. (Why not play both Ryder and Pac together, they're our best scoring wingers)
-I would put Gally with Galchenyuk and Eller as the second line, provides skill and energy. No need to waste Gally on a cold line
-DD canbe the 3C with Bourque and Gionta (basically a downgrade of Pac/Gally but with softer minutes). DD and Gio are both small, but with soft minutes and Bourque for space, it can work.
-Our 4th line is fine IMO. Prust is great on either the 3rd or 4th
I like your lines a lot. Too bad Desharnais and Gionta are 5'6....
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