That's a silly gamble, though. Better to just go for the win.
Sure it's a silly gamble, but here is the plan, you convert all forwards to defenseman and you don't focus on attacking until it goes to overtime, then it becomes a barrage.
Seriously though, it seems much easier to transform a d-man into a forward than vice versa. If we had to though, I agree Modin would seem like a decent fit, but I don't think he would be able to adequately get back on a rush.
To keep this thread moving in the right direction, which player can best replace Hitch as head coach?
He's already a second-line winger, a goalscorer, a playoff stud, a #1 center, an enforcer, learning to be a right-handed shot, the second coming of Christ, and a Buckeye; becoming a head coach should be easy after all that.
(Okay, I'll stop now. )
Serious answer: I'd be tempted to go with Commie. No particular reason for it other than I figure he'd be able to get people to buy in to whatever he's planning relatively easily.
What better way to add grit and toughness to a team than by having a coach who's not afraid to drop the gloves?
Head Coach/Enforcer? That sounds like an awesome situation.
As a Flyer fan I am trying to picture John Stevens jumping the boards to go whoop someone's ass if they get out of line. Victory be damned, that is something I want to see. Besides, how could you not buy in to your coach when he's speaking to you covered in the opposition's blood? It'd be like a cross between Slap Shot, Braveheart and Any Given Sunday. Oh, to be a fly on the wall.