I agree with you on Cleary on the fourth, but w the push by the kids, we gotta see what we can get out of Andy...
Not bad, but I'd make a couple changes:
Tatar-Tinky-Jurco (DON'T TOUCH EVER!)
Eaves-Glendening-Abs (sandpaper line)
Cleary-Andy-Miller (keep the ineffictiveness to 1 line)
So sticking him with fourth line duties, and tying the anchor of Cleary on his leg is counter productive.
Gotta give him a legitimate shot at keeping his spot.
But as the game goes on, if its not effective then I agree, Cleary and Andy should be relegated to less than 8 mins..
My biggest concern right now is Jurco has had some questionable defensive series, and going against the top line with only sheahan as a true 200 foot player makes me a bit nervous, yet excited because weve all seen how amazingly this line has stepped up. And lets face it.
The chemistry on this line is the best we've seen from a 3 man unit in quite some time.
I slightly expect helms line to be slated in against the Giroux line, but id like to see what the kids could do against em.
Tatars defensive game isnt perfect, but hes improved drastically over the course of the season.
Jurco just makes rookie mistakes, but he's learning so fast and he makes up for his gaffes almost immediately.
And I literally cant say enough good things about sheahan.
If we could've had him in last year playing like this, wed have got past chicago, hes what this team has needed for awhile.
200ft game, solid positionally with Grit, speed, size, strength, good faceoff guy, responsible, and he does have a damn good shot and has shown a pretty underrated set of hands.
Jurco's still my favorite kid of the future, but he could be sent down when people come back and I'd understand why.
But if Sheahan goes down ill be baffled.
Edit: somehow it posted twice, so I had to fix that.
Edited by jimmyemeryhunter, 28 January 2014 - 01:22 PM.