Top line gets eaten alive by Chara, and Bergeron - Marchand - Seguin
And in doing that, you turn 3 scoring lines into two, unless you think Hamilton and Komarov are just going to explode
Chara will have a lot more headaches looking out for Kadri down the middle rather than Bozak. Kid is very slippery, which creates more time and space for Kessel against Frankenstein. Let's face it there's been only two scoring lines all season. JVR's and Kadri's.
He was the Leafs' leading scorer in the 1963–64, 1966–67 and 1969–70 seasons, and the team's top goal scorer in 1970–71 and 1972–73. Keon was considered one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, and one of the best defensive forwards of his era. He would usually play against the opposing team's top centre, and developed a reputation for neutralizing some of the league's top scorers. In 1970–71, he scored eight shorthanded goals, setting an NHL record.
I hit my head pretty hard on Monday but doesn't the home team get the last change?
Also to people saying that Kadri going on the "1st" line means he will play against the top pairings are wrong. Coaches deem what line is best and match accordingly. And Carlye will try to match his best scorers against the other teams weakest defence and best defence against the other teams top scoring lines. That is like saying "ORR is now on the first line with Brown and Steckel so other teams will send out their shutdown lines". It just doesn't work like that.
I like how the Leafs have three lines that can score. Shut down Kessels line sure why not, we'll send out Grabo or Kadri against your weaker defence
Yes but not up against Bruins top defense pairings. Phil getting shut down all night kept them busy instead.
When you're rolling lines, the idea is they either won't have the resources to cover everyone, or else one line absorbs the attention freeing space for the other. Whether Kessel or Kadri produces or both doesn't matter so long as someone does something.
thats a pretty small first line. I dont want to see Lucic tossing around our kids. I predict the lines will be the same pretty much. I would like Carlyle to try hamilton on the 3rd line with fratts and kadri add some size on that line.
you basically took 3 lines producing offense and combined them into 2 and left the bottom 6 with basically no creativity or skill. they wont be able to generate anything offensively. Kadri Frattin need to stay on the 3rd line right now.