GenoMachino71 wrote:I think the line combos that make the most sense are:
add to that, the pens have crazy versatility available....
if Bylsma wants to run Geno/Sid out together at times, they can roll with...
Crosby/Malkin and any of Neal/Iginla/Kunitz
Sutter with 2 of Neal/Iginla/Kunitz
then have a 3rd line at times of Morrow-Jokinen-Dupuis (which has really click)
they also have the ability to keep Cooke/Kennedy together on the 4th line, 2/3 of our 3rd line over the past 5 years, and rotate guys like Crosby, Malkin, Sutter, and Jokinen between them, which would also be fantastic
bottom line is, if this team ever gets 100%, they are crazy deep and talented
Inkio wrote:I'm 99% sure that this is what HCDB will do.
joopen wrote:Inkio wrote:I'm 99% sure that this is what HCDB will do.
Well the 1% is pretty likely w/o Morrow in the lineup.
Pens15 wrote:Does it make any difference whether Jussi is slotted at Center or Wing? I know he's proficient at both, but you definitely don't want to lose the face-off ability.
shmenguin wrote:Sorry, one more thing about Adams...it's been 4 years since this team had a playoff run they could be proud of. What's the expiration date on Adams' being a clutch guy down the stretch? Can he just keep riding his 2009 legacy forever? Because, since then, I haven't exactly seen the name "winner" stitched above the #27.
Henry Hank wrote:If you're going to drop Adams status due to the playoff failures you can pretty much ding everyone on the team. Especially last year.
Adams has shown this season that he can still be the guy sacrificing his body in times of dire need. That's the kind of guy I want in the lineup in the playoffs. My main point is they have plenty of guys that can score and bring offense. They have few that bring sandpaper to the table. While they added some more of that with Morrow, Murray, and Iginla to some extent, I still would have a tough time sitting Adams or Glass.
meow wrote:MRandall25 wrote:What in Kennedy's game last night shows he needs to be sat?
It's not like he's been a liability on the ice, and his game was one of the better ones he's played.
He did play well last night. For me, it's a numbers game. Iginla, Neal, Dupuis and Adams are the 4 right-wingers I want to see in the playoffs. One of those guys get hurt or something, it's nice to have Kennedy.