I feel like it's a bit of a conundrum, though. I actually like the look of those lines on paper (except Weiss on the 4th line). What do we change?
-We could swap Weiss and Helm, but I feel like Helm's been playing well.
-We could put Weiss in Franzen's spot, let Franzen sit a game and give Cleary a spot on the 4th, but we know that won't happen.
Or we could do the big jumble and reunite some lines that have worked in the past:
Franzen-Z-Nyquist (worked last year. Mule shouldn't be rewarded with 1st line duties, but these lines are spread out and less hierarchical)
Weiss-Dats-Helm (our too many Cs line worked when Dats came back from injury)
Miller-Glen-Jurco (Jurco on the 4th looks ugly, but this line had some good push earlier)
I'd make one change to those lines:
Franzen - Z - Nyquist
Tats - Shea - Jurco
Weiss - Dats - Helm
Miller - Glen - Abby
Let the grinders grind.
Abby would add a little bit of a scoring touch to the 4th too.
Babs rolls that 4th line so often it wouldn't really be like a demotion for him.
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