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03-11-2013, 04:46 PM
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Line match ups matter, Dan

The Penguins are home vs Boston tomorrow night and without Evgeni Malkin. That means Alfred Hitchcock will match Zdeno Chara with Sidney Crosby's line the whole game.

But it doesn't have to be that way (Pens have the last change) if Danny B actually gives a crap about line match ups...which he doesnt.

Seems like it would be a good idea to put your best player in the best position to produce, regardless of his talent level. I'd like to think Bylsma learned his lesson after sending out the fourth line vs Phil Kessel, Saturday night, but who am i kidding?

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Bylsma's love for the 4th line knows no bounds. The fact he thinks it can be shutdown line is beyond mind-boggling.

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We have the worst 4th line I can remember in a long time. It was better even with big goons like BGL and Godard on it.

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I actually noticed DB trying to do this lately. In the phily game seemed like he tryed to put Sutter line against Giroux same with NYI game seemed like he put Sutter out against JT line.

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I actually noticed DB trying to do this lately. In the phily game seemed like he tryed to put Sutter line against Giroux same with NYI game seemed like he put Sutter out against JT line.
Hopefully he keeps trying that. Shutting top lines down is what Sutter was brought here to do, not what Tanner Glass was brought here to do.

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I actually noticed DB trying to do this lately. In the phily game seemed like he tryed to put Sutter line against Giroux same with NYI game seemed like he put Sutter out against JT line.
That's certainly true and he has done that with Staal in the past. However, the 4th line has been up against other team's top lines far too often lately. Bylsma needs to get over the "Glass is a good shutdown guy" mantra.

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IF there were any signs of encouragement, the 4th line didn't see a single minute of ice time after the Leafs tied it the other night.

Yesterday, I don't think I saw Adams up against JT.

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IF there were any signs of encouragement, the 4th line didn't see a single minute of ice time after the Leafs tied it the other night.

Yesterday, I don't think I saw Adams up against JT.
To be fair there were only like 4 minutes left when Kessel scored.

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To be fair there were only like 4 minutes left when Kessel scored.
I thought of that, but then you add last night's game, and maybe he finally learned his lesson.

It's funny, on Saturday it seemed like those guys were out there forever, but Adams and Glass only had about 8 minutes.

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can't wait for him to match up the 4th line against seguin while holding a 1 goal lead or a tie game in the third period tomorrow

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Tanner Glass took a PK faceoff against Bozak the other day. The center didn't get kicked out or anything; Glass was the center. They scored I think 12 seconds later. Embarrassing.

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Imagine that putting the actual defensive checking line against the top scoring opponents.

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The Penguins are home vs Boston tomorrow night and without Evgeni Malkin. That means Alfred Hitchcock will match Zdeno Chara with Sidney Crosby's line the whole game.
You dare make fun of Clode?

To be honest, he's a pretty good coach (and pretty funny when you watch for his BS in the press conferences). Classic hockey coach.

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I think DB studied game prep from this guy.


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Actually he's the guy I think of when I watch Clode's pressers.

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The Penguins are home vs Boston tomorrow night and without Evgeni Malkin. That means Alfred Hitchcock will match Zdeno Chara with Sidney Crosby's line the whole game.

But it doesn't have to be that way (Pens have the last change) if Danny B actually gives a crap about line match ups...which he doesnt.

Seems like it would be a good idea to put your best player in the best position to produce, regardless of his talent level. I'd like to think Bylsma learned his lesson after sending out the fourth line vs Phil Kessel, Saturday night, but who am i kidding?
Haha.....that's pretty funny.

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You dare make fun of Clode?

To be honest, he's a pretty good coach (and pretty funny when you watch for his BS in the press conferences). Classic hockey coach.
He's an excellent coach but he coaches in the Northeast division which means he has to look funny.

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He's an excellent coach but he coaches in the Northeast division which means he has to look funny.
Speaking of excellent coaches, Paul McLean just keeps Ottawa consistently competitive never mind their horrid luck with injuries. That's going to be a very interesting team next season when healthy and their young talent has a bit more experience.

Horrible, horrible choice of facial hair, but my clear favorite for the Adams if they make the playoffs.

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I actually like the mustache... it's pretty funny.

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