knuble in the doghouse. halpern in the doghouse. erskine in the top 4. vokoun playing 78 games. innnnnnteresting
Well keep in mind those 2nd and 3rd defensive lines could be interchangeable but I figured with Mike Green out BB would favor Wideman more then Hamrlck. I'm pretty confident though that I go the actual pairings right. The order on the other hand I have my doubts.
No I'm pretty sure he's going to replace Hendricks (promoted to third line) at wing on the fourth line thats now looking more and more like a third line in terms of makeup while Perreault moves over to Center to replace Halpern (healthy scratch)
Unlike previously thought though pretty much all the shakeups were on the defensive end of the ice. The only change with the forwards was Eakin going to the second and Knuble going to the fourth line. Not to mention Halpern being scratched but not nearly the shakeup expected with the forward lines. Defensive pairings though are quite a surprise.
Originally Posted by txpd
personally, i dont understand those pairs at all. alzner and schultz and carslon and erskine?
who is playing against getzlaf tonight? Schultz or Erskine?
i hope vokoun ate his wheaties today
Forget Wheaties. Get that man some Ritalin. Very nervous about this type of shakeup against a team that can score in bunches. Vokoun should expect to see no less then 30 shots tonight. Wouldn't be surprised to see another 40 put on net.
i welcome seeing the kids broken up. They dont need each other to be NHL players. And this way, when one gets injured in the playoffs, they wont have to learn a new partner at the worst time. I predict Carlson will play with more of an edge paired with the big E
Lets just wait and see. It's just a beginning of the season. If it doesn't work change it back.
Its time to get this game going! I'm pumped for some reason. Could be some of that Sailor Jerry's kicking in
The last two games can be chalked up to lack of discipline, focus and work ethic but whatever. I guess shuffling the deck is his way of getting players to pay more attention since stability often seems to turn stale. That's an unfortunate way to have to operate and may speak to the process still not really being front and center.