4th line guessing game

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Re: 4th line guessing game

Postby netwolf on Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:23 am

gregor wrote:I don't know why folks are saying those lines are set. this is coach Therrien we're talking about. I predict he will shuffle the lines and that the end result will eventually (maybe January) come back to these.

as far as the fourth line goes, I gotta go with Stone-Taffe-Godard/Kennedy

I know what you're saying, but in the playoffs he didn't change things much besides shuffling the defense pairs once.
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Re: 4th line guessing game

Postby Henry Hank on Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:04 am

Therrien doesn't change lines just to change them, he changes them when they aren't working. He's had to change the lines a lot in recent years because the roster wasn't such that you could put together one set of lines and hit on it right away. They had to experiment a lot before they found lines that worked. Look how long Malone-Malkin-Sykora stayed together. They seem to have hit on a top three that's working pretty well.
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