How dumb can Carbonneau be ?? Seriously ?? Any clueless fan could tell you that Patches-Plek-Ak46 line has been on fire recently and Carbonneau breaks them up !! I know Kovalev has to play with offensive minded players, but why not simply put him with Koivu and Higgins and Dagger or something ?? I'm completely baffled by Carbo's decisions.
bhuya, I'm sure you've already been asked this considering recent news, but in the middle of your avy, is that Pasquale Mangiola?
Originally Posted by Redux91
kovalev was the reason the line wasnt working..and pacioretty was the reason it IS working...
Patches played a big role in the success of that line but saying that he was 'the' reason it was working? That's quite an exaggeration IMO. The great thing about that line is that everyone pulled their weight, everyone played to their strengths and made sure they got the best out of each other. The success of it is not down to any single one of them but all three of them equally, I would have thought? Sorry to nit-pick, but that statement kinda stood out...
Mcguire on CKAC said that this is what Thomas and Andrei requested.
As much as I LOVED the andrei-plek-patches line seeing that Plek and AKost want to play with him makes this a lil better. Before I seen that quote I thought Carbo forced it on them I almost had a heart attack. Hopefully Patches won't be on the fourth line like he was at practice.
You're right they had an entire game together and were great!!
Kovy, Pleks and AKost only had one of the top 5 lines in the entire NHL ALL of last season but let's not try them again because we had sooo much success with Pax in a game we lost.
People should be forced to proof read their posts before hitting the submit button.
Yet the Kovy, Pleks and Akost trio blew all year. I'd rather try what worked yesterday then what worked months ago but hasn't produced any results since.
Still I'm a bit surprised Pleks and Andrei asked to have Kovalev back as a linemate. I hope they won't change their game because of it. Perhaps Kovy watched the games and realized his linemates are good enough to carry the play themselves? This way he wouldn't make the predictable "slow the game down and try to deke half the opposing team" zone entry all by himself over and over again.
Originally Posted by Maxpac
Did you guys notice on Habsinsideout, that they show the line as Kovalev-Plekanec-Kostitsyn and not vice versa, if this is true it would make it less painfull
I hope this is right. Not impossible since Carbo had Kovalev on left wing a couple of times just before his two game benching so it shows he's open to this idea.