Dan H wrote:Stick_Flex wrote:Jokinen on the fourth line is STUPID. Why are we giving one of our leading scorers and best face off man fourth line minutes. Flanking him with Glass and Adams is a crime. JJ is a proven big game player with team Finland.
Sure, Jokinen is more valuable on a higher line. But so are the three centers ahead of him: Crosby, Malkin, and Sutter. There's no way they should move Crosby or Malkin to make Jokinen play a bit better. Sutter/Morrow/Cooke is their checking line to deploy against Tavares. There's only one spot left for Jokinen that makes any sense.
Note that he's on the 2nd power play unit as well... so he's getting more than just the 4th line minutes. And *knock on wood* if someone gets hurt, they'll shuffle anyway.
Something tells me Glass-Jokinen-Bennett will be just fine