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Is it just me or has MT. . .

Postby Noise on Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:28 pm

. . .not shuffled the lines as much this season?
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Re: Is it just me or has MT. . .

Postby DelPen on Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:30 pm

Noise wrote:. . .not shuffled the lines as much this season?


It's just you
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Re: Is it just me or has MT. . .

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:21 pm

i sort of agree

its pretty much been

dupuis(talbot) crosby satan
tank malkin sykora
kennedy(call up) staal cooke
call up Zigomanis(talbot) Godard

i guess there has been a good amount of shuffling, but injuries have forced it a bit too i think
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Re: Is it just me or has MT. . .

Postby Daniel87 on Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:27 pm

I think it was more noticable last year because even when there weren't any injuries he was still switching them every night. This season he's really only switched them when he's had to. Also when a guy has gone down to injury he hasn't completely mixed up all 4 lines. He's generally kept a lot of the same guys together as much as he could.
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Re: Is it just me or has MT. . .

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:03 pm

There has been less "discussion" regarding the merits of Malkin and Crosby playing together.
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Re: Is it just me or has MT. . .

Postby newarenanow on Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:09 pm

Maybe he was right last year, but heard everyone complaining on this board.
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Re: Is it just me or has MT. . .

Postby Daniel on Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:24 pm

newarenanow wrote:Maybe he was right last year, but heard everyone complaining on this board.


I think MT has had to improve with the team as the team improved. I also think he is a bit of an old school coach, one who a player has to earn a spot rather than be given one because of pedigree. He seems to have no problem putting a grinder on the top line and a scorer on the bottom line, if one is playing well and the other loafing (Dupuis/Satan as an example).
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Re: Is it just me or has MT. . .

Postby Eismann on Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:56 pm

Daniel wrote:
newarenanow wrote:Maybe he was right last year, but heard everyone complaining on this board.


I think MT has had to improve with the team as the team improved. I also think he is a bit of an old school coach, one who a player has to earn a spot rather than be given one because of pedigree. He seems to have no problem putting a grinder on the top line and a scorer on the bottom line, if one is playing well and the other loafing (Dupuis/Satan as an example).


Contrast the Pens' effort and effectiveness with that of NYR, PHI, BOS, and even TOR, and it gets more difficult to take.

Biding time.
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Re: Is it just me or has MT. . .

Postby Corvidae on Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:22 am

I believe you're right, and contrary to popular prediction, it hasn't built any chemistry.
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Re: Is it just me or has MT. . .

Postby wallflower on Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:28 am

Noise wrote:. . .not shuffled the lines as much this season?

It's you. He shuffled the lines all game long tonight.
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Re: Is it just me or has MT. . .

Postby Noise on Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:07 am

There are some permutations he hasn't tried yet though
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Re: Is it just me or has MT. . .

Postby Daniel87 on Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:25 am

Noise wrote:There are some permutations he hasn't tried yet though


cough Staal n Crosby cough
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Re: Is it just me or has MT. . .

Postby Mr. Colby on Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:40 am

i'd go into thursday with a complete line makeover for period #1. just to try and spark SOMETHING. and if it didn't work, i'd go back to normal. Maybe like this:

Cooke-Crosby-Sykora
Fedotenko-Malkin-Jeffrey
Dupuis-Staal-Wallace
Tell Satan and Talbot we won't put them in until they awaken from their slumbers
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