It has tons of relevance. They're the only line that's stayed relatively intact through 30 of the games 40 minutes. It's not a surprise that they've been the most effective.
I NEVER disputed that statement. Bolland going down definitely had an effect on the personnel of the top 2 lines. The reality is the 3rd line was the only line to start the game with any sort of energy and that has continued throughout most of the game. Toews, Hossa, Saad, and to a lesser extent Kane have looked flat from the get go.
What the hell was the point of you even bringing that up anyway? I initially made the statement as a matter of fact. Whether it was because the first 2 lines had the god damn flu, Bolland went down, or from Shaw bonging 5 Red Bulls before the game they were our best line. Period. I didn't state why, nor did I care. Can't anyone make a statement without you constantly pulling your alpha male BS, being a condescending jerk, and making an ass of yourself? My god man, give it a break.
This place is a freakin joke. This is exactly what the hawks need. They are finding out right now that they aren't going to win on talent alone come playoff time. I watch quite a few nucks games because they are on later. This is the best I've seen them play all year. They obviously put more into this game than the hawks did. I'm not going to worry until playoffs. Hawks thought they were playing a regular season game tonight and the nucks came for a playoff game. Knife to a gunfight.