Lilja AND Kubina are expected to play tonight. The speed (or lack of) on that pairing is going to be...blahh
Why would they play Lilja (recently 15-17min TOI) over Gus (17-22min)?
This means the first two pairings are gonna get a ******** of work as Kubina/Lilja will hardly play more than 15min a game.
And last but not least, Lilja is one of the slowest players I've ever seen in O&B.
Are Coburn/Grossmann going to play on a pairing again this game? Last game they looked to have good chemistry together and Coburn had a great game. It reminds me of the Coburn/Hatcher pairing a few seasons back.
I liked Kubina with Timonen when he first got here. It looked solid but Carle can't anchor his own pairing. Carle and Timonen looked good against the pens. Carle with any young player or inferior defenseman is a disaster.