dont like these lines at all myself. im convinced that frolik and weiss on the same line is a bad idea. both are kinda ******* imo and that line lacks toughness no matter who you throw on the other side. id rather see frolik play with mathias at center with higgins or someone else across from them who can shoot the puck. that would give you playmaking ability from frolik, someone to shoot, and a big body to bang in rebounds.
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Matthias demoted to the 4th line? Deboer barely plays his 4th line, so how is matthias supposed to help the team in that situation? IMO he will get bumped up if we get down by 2 goals early like the last game.
In deboer comments after practice today , he said he only thinks reasoners line has been consistent threw all 5 games. Everyone else will be shuffled to get things going. He said matthias didnt bring it last game so hes giving santo a chance in his spot and hopefully santo takes advantage. Its kind of a good thing if you penalize players for a so-so off performance cause then players will know they have to be at their best each game or else they get demoted . Putting the big three together , is just outta respect and thought that they will produce its just a matter of time . Trust me , if he sees its not working he will shuffle , during the game , so i guess will see what happens
Wow, so everyone is anti-Pete now I see. Give him a break, look what he has to work with. Everyone should know by now after Martin gets back into the playoffs after leaving this organization. And if anyone needs to catch heat, it's Hulton, not Pete.
I'm sure that the only goal we scored by Weiss (Frolik assisted & Booth) has a lot to do with that line being put back together. And c'mon guys, it's line shuffling which happens all the time. It's not like this is set in stone and won't change for the rest of the season.
Make no mistake, I don't mind tanking this season. If we make the playoffs, that's cool too. But by some of the posts in last night's game thread, it sounded like a lot of you thought we'd go to the Stanley Cup Finals if we won. And since we didn't win, our playoff chances are over... after game number 5. Lol
If the first line puts up big donuts in this game then we know who to question, and it ain't the players. I thought Matthias was one of the hardest working forwards last game and he ends up on the fourth line.
Matthias get's demoted because he was our most dangerous forward last game? I don't get DeBoer. All this talk about rolling 4 lines he rarely uses his 4th lines. Now is he gonna insert Hordie in for 4 shifts tonight? Once we go down he cuts the bench down to 2½ lines.