I don't think this is the end of the Pack line. I think they'll eventually be thrown in together again. I really do think it's crucial that those three get very used to each other though. All three are main stays in our organization and play well together.
Not sure why there is no love for Christensen? He can get 60 points or so on the first line with Gaborik. They seem to have some good chemistry. EC is still young at 26 years old so it is not like Torts is throwing some 35 year old on the first line. EC if succesful can be an asset for this team for a while.
Then... Keep the Pack line together..
and have Stepan on the 3rd line with Avery and Feds.
I'm just upset seeing Anisimov DEMOTED instead of promoted for his play. Yes, he scored, but if he's not gonna center Doobs and Cally, see what he does between Gabs and Frolov and put Step as the center on the pack line, in my opinion.
But I agree, whatever keeps us winning is what i'm cool with.
I think this line should be put back together at some point. Maybe in the near future.
Having said that, Torts did the right thing. They weren't playing as well as they are capable of. They had become very complacent in their game if you ask me. I think it was time for a wake up call. Looks like it worked