DesertPenguin wrote:Lines for tonight(I am perplexed):
Dupuis-Malkin-Iginla - Looks like Crosby's line, not Malkin's
Morrow-Jokinen-Bennett - A believable 3rd line
Kunitz-Sutter-Cooke - What is Kunitz doing here? He will be skating with Geno or Sid, book it.
Glass-Adams-Kennedy - A believable 4th line
Letang-Eaton - Will probably see this game 1
Despres-Engelland - Will be eating nachos game 1
Murray-Niskanen - Will probably see this game 1
Martin-Bortuzzo - Will hopefully see Martin with Orpik in game 1, and Bort is a good fill in
The D lines make a lot of sense. At forward, no idea what's going on. I would think DB would start putting his lines together. Malkin is playing where I assumed Sid would be. Kunitz with Sutter is something I've never seen before. Maybe DB is trying to jumpstart PK chemistry by playing them together on a regular line for a while? Maybe DB is just trying every possible combination to see what he likes, but I would hope by now he would be settling out the lines.
You kind of answered your own question in your reasoning.
malkin = sid
sutter and cooke = malkin and neal
glass and adams = sutter and cooke
kennedy = glass or adams or kennedy or ...
engo and despres = orpik and martin
playoff roster (if healthy)
I could be way off but seeing the lines last game and what they appear to be tonight. It seems Bylsma is playing out the lines to be:
duper sid iggy
koon geno neal
morrow jussi beau
cooke sutter adams (at least in game 1)