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04-13-2008, 09:25 PM
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Lineup changes?

Ok, I know it's just one game. No time to press the panic button yet...blablabla....BUT we've played like **** for 2 games now. A vastly less talented team has outplayed and beat the Habs. So the question is, now what? Coaching adjustments? Sure. Better effort level? Of course. Capitalize on our chances? Please. Where is the powerplay? Somewhere near, I hope.

And what about lineup changes? I know we were dynamite in Game 1, but seriously, the B's were just flat-footed, they didn't put up any sort of competition. Now these last two games have shown some weaknesses in the Habs' lineup.

Brisebois and Smoke have been our regular season whipping boys...but they've been doing pretty good. So they're good to go. On the other hand, Streit has been terrible on the blue line, maybe he should play forward? Obviously the energy line is playing great, so the only place he could get inserted in is on the Lapierre line. That would mean Dandy's the odd man out, which is fine because he hasn't brought much to the table recently.

What about Gorges with Markov? Who would O'byrne pair with if he replaces Streit on the blue line? Ideas?

On a side note, we really need Koivu back....oh and Ryder is useless


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04-13-2008, 09:27 PM
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Pretty obvious that O'Byrne needs to replace Streit on D but I would replace Ryder with Streit at forward.

And maybe Grabovski in for Dandenault. We need some offense, can't keep playing these 2-1 games.

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O'Byrne goes in, Breezer goes out. Stewart goes in, Dandy sits one out.

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Pretty obvious that O'Byrne needs to replace Streit on D but I would replace Ryder with Streit at forward.

And maybe Grabovski in for Dandenault. We need some offense, can't keep playing these 2-1 games.
Ryder is shooting--so he needs to stay in.

O'Byrne for Streit
Streit for Dandy

And when available, Cube for Brisebois.

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04-13-2008, 09:31 PM
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Yeah I really hope Cube comes back, him and Gorges were real good together.

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Streit needs to get the **** off D, and let O'Byrne play there instead.

Also, I hope Dandenault sits.

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04-13-2008, 09:32 PM
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Dandenault good.

Bench that useless...

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04-13-2008, 09:34 PM
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dandenault, brisebois, tender OUT, bouillon (please get ready), grabs and stewart IN

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04-13-2008, 09:36 PM
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Why the hate for Latendresse? He's been playing pretty good, controlling the puck on the wall and getting involved physically.

I'll go with the ever popular O'Byrne->Streit;Streit->Dandy combo.

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Pretty obvious that O'Byrne needs to replace Streit on D but I would replace Ryder with Streit at forward.
I'd leave Ryder in. He's working hard out there, banging, forechecking, and taking shots instead of trying to do too much playmaking. Playing the game he needs to play. I don't think Streit would be bringing that up front, even if he hasn't looked very good on the back end. I'd go for a Dandy-Streit swap though.

Ryder & Higgins need Koivu back, they're never very productive without him.

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04-13-2008, 09:41 PM
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Ryder is shooting--so he needs to stay in.

O'Byrne for Streit
Streit for Dandy

And when available, Cube for Brisebois.
+1. I really don't agree with four non-physical d-men playing against a physical Boston team.

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04-13-2008, 09:42 PM
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I think Koivu should play with Latendresse and Sergei, with Higgins, Streit and Lapierre on the 4th line. Ryder and Dandy out (once Koivu's back).

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04-13-2008, 09:43 PM
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Ya seriously whats wrong with Latendresse?

Streit and Briesbois gotta go, I hope franky is ready. I havent seen them win a single battle, they're doing f'all at the point.

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Ya seriously whats wrong with Latendresse?

Streit and Briesbois gotta go, I hope franky is ready. I havent seen them win a single battle, they're doing f'all at the point.
Brisebois can be valuable when we get final change, but tonight he got pushed off the puck way too much. He & Hamrlik are getting the big forwards matched against them.

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Ya seriously whats wrong with Latendresse?

Streit and Briesbois gotta go, I hope franky is ready. I havent seen them win a single battle, they're doing f'all at the point.
He's barely fast enough to survive the regular season, too slow to do it in the play-offs.

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04-13-2008, 09:54 PM
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I think we need our boy Stewart

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04-13-2008, 09:58 PM
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Streit DEF needs to get out of the blue line. That Lucic goal was all him. He just sat there and let him take a shot (without even putting his stick in front of of Lucic's). He should of just tried mauling him or something.

That was tonight's second biggest mistake (after the sloppy line change)

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04-13-2008, 10:08 PM
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I think Grabovski would fold like a tent in a tight checking game. In fact, look at Plekanec.

Seeing as how our checking line has been our best line, I thought maybe Stewart could bring some added energy to our game (Kostopoulos #2 ). Anyways, I think the most important change would be to bring streit up front, because his defensive play has been brutal lately.

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04-13-2008, 10:13 PM
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IMO,

Bouillon IN, Streit on forward, Dandenault OUT.

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The only thing that worries me about Obyrne is his outlet passing.

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My guess is: Streit at forward, Dandy out, Bouillon back. Then when Koivu is ready he takes Ryder spot with Higgins and Kosty Jr.

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No one is addressing the biggest problem - our top line isn't working

When is it time to split it up ?

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Bully in + Streit to replace Dandy.

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Breezer, Dandy out

O'Byrne in. Don't know about Boullions health, but we need him back there. If he's not ready to go then

Gorges/Markov
O'Byrne/Hammer
Komi/Streit

Don't flame me too bad but Gorges and Markov played great together and Komi should make up for Streits defensive play

Bring in Stewart to put some energy don't care whether he replaces Lats or Dandy but just shake things up a bit. He's an unknown entity to the bruins and won't be afraid to pay the price, and won't pick his spots like Lats.

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04-14-2008, 12:32 AM
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Kost Sr-Pleks-Kovy (our number one)
Lat-Higgins-Kost jr (lats adds some more grit, may open up the ice a bit)
Stewart-Laps-Ryder (Energy line, laps= pest, stewart=grit, ryder is FINALLY shooting)
Kostop-Smoke-Begin (Probally our best line in the playoffs so far)

Markov-Komi (our top two D)
Hammer-Streit (Hammers D helps Streit)
Obyrne-Georges (Obyrne brings physical, Georges proven he can handle it)


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