That datsyuk line has played together and I loved the way they played never understood why it was broken up
Second line has speed on the wings with the size in the middle of sheahan
Third line has Z playing wing in a little reduced minutes with Richards who's had lots of jump and AA who can fly. Veteran presence will help AA and he'll help the vets with energy. AA and Richards have shown great chemistry
4th line this is your grind line and they should play all damn night against Johnson. Grind on those guys and make them feel it every damn shift, you shut that line down we win
4th matches up against Johnson all nights and beats the living piss out of those guys.
E sits because I can't watch that guy for another single minute of hockey
Mrazek in net because he is our best goalie and the only way we win a game is with him in her. Howard is trash
Datsyuk better step his game up because Johnson line is completely wiping the floor with him and z. If Nyquist and Tatar don't wake the F**k up then both can be scratches and I'll gladly give pulk and someone from GR a chance. Sick and tired of those two playing like pansies and the disappearing act.
Time to wake the f**k up and grow up. Blashill and holland need to be fired after this sweep
D doesn't really have a leader. You can say Kronwall but you have to play like a leader to be a leader. Would really like to see Smith in for Ericsson. Just seems like they are so much slower when he's on the ice. Tampa is a fast team, you have to match it with skating ability. Smith > Ericsson
Ya I agree with this, plus smith adds a more nasty presence.
Any line with Z and D can't get down ice - neither gets skating down ice fast enough and the play goes side to side. Doesn't matter who you put with them.
Okay I disagree with you those guys still get down the ice maybe not with pure speed but pav can still break in the zone fairly easily, z does it more with strength, and I believe those two will get better they always take a game to get adjusted to playing with each other again. I think mantha would be the perfect fit with them. Not every line has to be fast those two are smart enough and can make plays that they don't need pure speed. Then your 2nd, 3rd, and 4th lines are pretty quick