I like the lines. Going back to basics, the Koivu line was a great line before, Kovalev is separated from Samsonov, Latendresse who is playing good, is not on the 4th. I think it's a good start. Later on, better lines could mean swapping Higgins on the 2nd, Samsonov on the 1st and Latendresse on the 3rd. It's time that Samsonov plays, and plays a lot. Let's see the type of character he has after this.
you know, just for even one game I'd like to see Samsonov with Koivu.
I agree. I understand the whole theory behind not rewarding a guy for playing like crap, but now is different. The whole team is playing like crap. It's not like Higgins is doing a whole lot. I love that Kovalev and Samsonov have finally been broken up, but I want to see Samsonov paired with Koivu on that top line for a game or two. Carbo's tried everything else so I don't get why he won't try that.