Tatar-Dats-Richards (This line is guaranteed to produce with Tatar turning it on lately)
Abby-Glen-Sheahan (I bet this line would suck, which is bizarre because we added two great defensive guys who we expect to score-that's strange, wonder why we struggle to score when we count on these guys. Your fourth line shouldn't get worse as you start adding players from the top 9)
Agreed. They were on in OT together as well. they don't work together. Blash needs to stop putting them together. And Pulkkinen needs to get back on the 3rd line.
Tatar and Nyqvist have been unquestionably our go to guys offensively for two straight years and now suddenly we have acquired the luxury of playing them on our third line because our scoring depth is unbelievable? Blash is wrong on this one. If Tatar and Nyqvist were being set up by Dats and Z and getting more minutes we would have won this game.
I agree with moving Helm up to the top 9. I've being saying this since he found his legs. He's the only reason that 4th line has been so great. I think Blash has blinders for the players he wants to see do well and not recognizing whose actually making things happen on the ice. This thing he has with Pulkinnen is 10 times more frustrating for me then Babs with Abby and Glendening
Boston is the highest scoring team in the league with their personnel... I think our coach can muster up a little more offence with this roster. Would help if our highest scorers weren't treated like depth guys... And why has Abby become an unmoveable staple of the first line? He has no fine touch and he's never going to beat a goalie unless the puck deflects off of him. At least try it out, Blash has moved better players than him down the lineup