I think the main reason this is still an issue at this point of the season is the constant line juggling of the top 2 lines. The 3rd line has been our most cohesive line tonight because they have been playing together for a while.
Hagelin / Stepan / Nash should not have been broken up.
Totally agree. If he would have kept the top line together that was obviously creating good chemistry it could have continued to be a positive influence on the other three lines. Now let the juggling begin again
no...detroits trending down. if hank were to go anywhere i would want him to go to tampa. that would be a hell of a team to play against
If I were Hank, I'd sign in Chicago or even Philly, if they could dump Bryz. Tampa still needs defense. I think they're underachieving, relative to their talent, but I think their roster is pretty patchwork and ugly, overall, and guys like St. Louis, while still roaring right now, don't have more than a couple of years left.