those lines just dont make much sense, has AV finally lost his marbles completely?
av tried raymond on the 2nd and it didnt work.
if raymond is back in and kass is out, raymond should be on the 4th line.
im finding it hard to be positive for weds game if this is the line combos...but AV is the coach(i guess?).
You guys are honestly idiots. AV knows what he's doing. He knows Higgins has been our most consistent player and best linemate for Ryan Kesler. He's mixing it because he needs to know what he has in the playoffs in case injuries happen.
We're going to need
Raymond to get it together in case one of Booth/Higgins gets hurt. AV knows we need
a 4 line attack if we're going to survive a playoff grind. Last year we had no 4th line. We had to lean far too heavily on the top-nine, and they all got hurt. We had no players healthy in the Final last year. AV wants to know if Pahlsson - Lapierre - Hansen can be the checking, grinding line to shut down other teams.
AV is trying all this now, before the playoffs start.
Last year when injuries happened to our back end, it was a gong show. Bieksa collapsed because he hadn't played with anyone except Hamhuis. Edler was not effective without a functional Ehrhoff or Salo. He's mixing the lines now so the players are familiar with uncomfortable situations before it is too late.
The games don't matter anymore. He knows that. And what better team to attempt playing a little bit frazzled against than our rivals, the Hawks? It's going to happen in the playoffs. Things won't go our way. AV wants to know if the players can handle these situations.
Edited by mr_therammer, 20 March 2012 - 04:31 PM.
What is the deal with Mike Gillis, it always seems like he's sweating...