Holy crap.. which means Bournival is downgraded to.. 4th line?
You sit Prust? I don't think so buddy. Not against his ex-team.
You sit Weise? LOOOL
You sit Briere?
Who cares if Prust is playing against his former team. It's about commitment to win for the team. Once Galchy is ready, Prust is the odd man out. We go back to Bournival-Briere-Weise and put Galchenyuk with Plek-Vanek...we might still need Prust/Moen in the future but that should be the lines.
Thats the thing, having him back is good, but who do you replace right now? The only people who were playing bad have recently woken up.
Bournival-Plekanec-Vanek <-not happening
Bourque-Eller-Gionta <-cant break that up
Prust-Brière-Weise <-lol no
Wait till he's 100% ready and let the panic button start flashing before changing anything. This is the lineup that shut out the pres cup winners at home, then beat the pres cup winners in their home in game 7. I was worried about Prust in game 6, when he was left in and Moen was left out, but Ginette Reno channeled her magic and he literally went from playing at 70% to playing at 100% over 1 game.
If it can make our team better, it should be done. The only guy that would sit in that scenario is Bournival, imo. He's played well, but if push comes to shove, he might be the odd man out.
I don't know about that. Bournival has been one of the best players. If Bourque continues his slide I nominate him. But something tells me he might ratchet up his game to the Tampa series. Rangers are closer to Tampa Bay hockey than Boston. So maybe Chuckie has to wait for an injury or a stretch of terrible play from someone..
Fact: If he's not in before, as soon as there's a loss, he's in... Fan support for not changing the winning lineup vs Boston will then wither to under 10%... This board will be angry. We'll all want heads to roll. We've all seen this dozens of times...
Not true. Bourque has been playing his role. A 3rd line winger that will dump, chase, cycle the puck, be good defensively. His offence is a bonus. Him, Eller and Gionta have nice chemistry, they play a simple game. Every game, they have couple 2on1s/3on2s. As much as I like Prust, he is definetly not an untouchable.
Fact: If he's not in before, as soon as there's a loss, he's in... Fan support for not changing the winning lineup vs Boston will wither to under 10%... This board will be angry. We'll all want heads to roll. We've all seen this dozens of times...
That's too bad for him, cause we ain't losing another one.