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04-30-2013, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by struckmatch View Post
Not interested in starting the playoffs with Schroeder in the lineup. He only fits in the top 9 style wise and I don't want him centering the third line.

Sedin Sedin Kassian
Burrows Kesler Raymond
Higgins Roy Hansen
Sestito/Ebbett Lapierre Wiese

Is the best group we can ice, if we struggle to score goals here and there and need to load up Kesler and Roy for a game, then I wouldn't mind this:

Sedin Sedin Burrows
Higgins Roy Kesler
Raymond Schroeder Hansen

But I don't think we need to start with Schroeder there, we got Roy for a reason, because we lacked center depth, now that we have it, let's use it.
Why start with the pairings we already know have failed in the past? Raymond has never worked with Kesler despite seemingly endless attempts, while Hansen played his worst games of the season with Roy. If Schroeder struggles and we need to rotate lines, doing so early allows for far more leeway than if we're heading toward game three or four.

I'd rather go with the combinations that has proven to work than repeat failure.

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