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04-26-2013, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawkguy View Post
I'd prefer us to a use a rotating system. If a Top-9 winger is having a bad game, Prust moves up. Simple as that.

He starts on the 4th line though. He fits there best and the other wingers don't. Bourque played great last game and has been rock solid since being paired with Eller/Galchenyuk, so you can't move him down. No other winger fits on the 4th line. Prust goes there by default.
I guess I am confused a little bit by Therrien's decision. Prust played on the third line all season and this team had one of the best seasons in a long time. Prust was far better than Bourque's "rock solid" one game on the line with Chuckie and Eller.

But by default he is moved down to the 4th where his skills are wasted. He made Eller and Chuckie play bigger and he created space for them.

I wonder if Therrien would move Clarkson or Clowe to the 4th line if we signed either in the offseason.

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