luongo12345, on 10 February 2012 - 01:04 PM, said:
1. D. Sedin- H. Sedin- Burr
2. Booth - Kesler - Bitz
3. Raymond - Hodgson - Higgins
4. Malhotra - Lapierre - Hansen
Just stay with the first line. They have made so much chemistry together. Have you seen how many goals they have gotten.
If you don't put Burr on the first line then you are robbing him of goals.
I do believe that we sometimes become too predictable, which is not so good when you are playing good teams such as Detroit. I do believe that the Sedin twins and Burr can mix things up, which they do every game (when they play together).
Dear AV, don't switch the first line please. Let the Twins stay together and score. What's up with moving the Sedins on different lines. I know he is trying to "mix things up." But really separating the Sedins. That is like putting Crosby on the 4 line.
Well that is my 2cents.
I agree with keeping the Burrows with the twins, but thats about it.
The spilt up was just to jog the Sedins' memory of how to play hockey.
They need that some times.
They get in to a slump and start trying to go over the top with their Sedinery to get out of it.
That is when they give the puck away or take a penalty.
AV split them up for parts of three games and now they're back together, and it still generated points.
They looked to be playing awesome hockey, rather than just making nice passes.
And really, the Crosby reference is ridiculous.
The twin's ice time wasn't comprimised, and their talent wasn't squandered.
I like these two lineups:
Sedin Sedin Burrows
Booth Kesler Higgins
Raymond Hodgson Hansen
Malholtra Lapierre Bitz
Sedin Sedin Bitz
Burrows Kesler Higgins
Booth Hodgson Raymond
Malholtra Lapierre Hansen
I like the idea of "training" another player to play with the Sedins just to make us less predictable, as you said.
I also think that lineup #2 spreads out our chemistry.
I think Booth and Hodgson compliment each other well, and either Raymond or Hansen could play well with them.
Yes, Booth goes well with Kesler, but so does Higgins and especially Burrows.
The fact is that it would be harder to create a bad set of lines out of our roster than a good one.