We need to get the 4th line going...Dandy & Streit out and Lats and Ryder/Grabs in. THis is a different style series than the Boston series. There is more open ice and speed in this series so we need to add offfence to this line.. possibly move Streit back to D for Brisebois for a game and also O'Bryne would do well in this style of game, Philly has some qquick forwards
Dandenault is the closest one to get pressbox assignment. Latendresse should take his spot.
As for Ryder, I dunno if we will ever see him back in the Habs line up. He's no better than gone.
Brisebois is OK for the moment. O'Byrne will have his chances later on.
Carbonneau will likely replace injured players instead of making moves to mix his line up. Chemistry is the word. And carbonneau got lots of respect for his veteran players. It worked quite well with Smolinski.
Hammer-O'Byrne (although i could live with brisebois, sigh)
Uh?You bench Lapierre? Seriously this guy have been very good since the start of the playoffs. Sure he doesn't bring much offense but he's very annoying for the opponent, keep going in the corner, always finishing his body checks, always skating...
Seriously the problem of the 4th line is not Lapierre!..
"Carbonneau said there might be some changes for tonight's game, but he's keeping a lid on them. He wasn't happy with the fourth line in Game 1, which means he might replace Mathieu Dandenault or Maxim Lapierre. The third member, Mark Streit, is needed on the power play.