Thread: Line Combos: Brière on the fourth
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10-15-2013, 07:10 PM
Foxhole Fred
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He won't stay there for long...

My ideal lines...

Galchenyuk - Plekanec - Gionta
Pacioretty - Eller - Gallagher
Bourque - Desharnais - Briere
Prust - White - Moen

The top line can play in all 3 zones, gives Plekanec great scoring options, gives Galchenyuk a chance to learn from a complete player like Plekanec, and keeps the chemistry Gionta and Plekanec have.

The second line gives Pacioretty a big centre, Eller capable scorers, and an aggressive forecheck.

The 3rd line is there for supplementary offense, hopefully taking advantage of favourable matchups.

The 4th is there for grit, energy, physicality and the odd goal.

Bournival could sub in for White or Moen, depending on the opponent.

Markov - Subban
Gorges - Dias
Tinordi - Boullion

Boy, are we light back there. We all want Tinordi to be ready for that 2nd pairing but it seems he isn't quite yet. Once Emelin and Murray are back, things look a lot better though...

Gorges - Subban
Markov - Emelin
Tinordi - Dias

The bottom pair would rotate based on opponent. But either way, we're not exactly built for a long run with this d corps.

Forwards are looking much better, but we still lack at least one more banger and crasher who can skate, score and reliably play in the top 9. We also have about 1-2 too many smallish forwards that don't do enough in the top 9.

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