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04-09-2013, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by StellerEller View Post
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 if possible.

So let's look at what works:

XXX-Plekanec-Ryder
XXX-XXX-XXX
Galchenyuk-Eller-XXX
Moen-Halpern-XXX

Prust
Pacioretty (despite a poor night)
Gally
Bourque

All are very useful and valuable at the moment

Gionta
DD

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

Pac-Plek-Ryder
Galch-Eller-Gally
Bourque-DD-Gio
Prust-Halpern-Moen

PP:

Ryder-Plek-Pac
DD/Galch-Eller-Gally

Markov-Subban
Beaulieu-Boullion
I like your lines a lot. Too bad Desharnais and Gionta are 5'6....

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