Thread: Line Combos: Post your Line Combos (13-14)
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07-14-2013, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris Cutter View Post
First of all, with the way Therrien rolls his lines there are no 1st line, 2nd line, 3rd line. They all play around 15-17 mins at ES. Second of all, I'd say Bourque is a lot closer to being a PWF than Pacioretty who barely crashed the net last season. Last thing, any line with Briere and Desharnais involved will need to get soft minutes if you want to them to actually bring something to this team.
I disagree with you on the 3 lines play equal minutes. They don't and they didn't. MT will split playing time as much s possible but there is a large quantifiable gap between the ice times players play. A. Gally and Eller had way less toi than their 1st line computer parts.

Secondly, even if you think Bourque was more of a power forward, Patches was our top goal scorer this year (Ryder split season) and top point getter this year and top 2 or 3 last year. I like Bourque as much as the next guy but Patches is far and away the better player.

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