Re: Tweakin' the lines just a bit
posted at 10/23/2013 11:13 AM EDT
I see Reilly Smith as a perfect match for Bergeron. Keep that for now.
Gotta handcuff Lucic/Krejci. Tried and true.
Campbell and Paille have unreal chemistry, despite their lack of high-end skill. Those two form what is, in my eyes, easily the best 4th line in the league. You rarely see them in their own end on even strength, and nobody disrupts an opponents power play in the neutral zone like these two do. It's a treat watching guys who really don't offer much with their hands just grind it out. These two are inseparable.
Aside from that? Everything is fair game, aside from maybe dropping Iginla down to play with anyone other than Krejci and Bergeron.
Eriksson could play on any of the top 3 lines.
Ditto for Marchand.
Caron can play any bottom 6 role. I've been a chronic hater of his, but I'm coming around on him a little bit. I stand by that he won't ever be a top 6 forward (not a good one, anyway), but I do think he can be an effective 3rd liner.
I can see Soderberg just about anywhere in the lineup. With more time spent on the team, he's a guy they'll be able to do a lot with.
I'm not complaining, because they're winning, but there's certainly room for improvement. If I was Claude (I'm not)? Here are my lines:
My oh my....do the Bruins really only have 3 right handed shots in that lineup?