Lines with Savard!!!!
posted at 12/2/2010 4:01 PM EST
With Savard likely to play tonight I would love for the Bruins to move Bergeron to RW. Yes, i know he's the king of face-offs, this doesn't mean he cannot take them in critical situations. Bergeron can obviously score, has great one on one moves and protects the puck as well as anyone in the NHL. He's extremely good in the neutral zone and you need wingers that can penetrate into the offensive zone. I would also put Seguin on LW, Savard has said he love having a right-handed shot on his left side, he feels he can be more creative.
I would assemble these lines:
Tyler Seguin - Marc Savard - Patrice Bergeron
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Nathan Horton
Mark Recchi - Blake Wheeler - Michael Ryder
Brad Marchand - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara - Johnny Boychuk
Andrew Ference - Dennis Seidenberg
Mark Stuart - Adam McQuaid
Red: #1 PP-Unit
Green: #2 PP-Unit
This lineup gives you two really talented top lines, with a complimentary 3rd. Obviously, you keep the best 4th line in the NHL in tact.
What do you guys think?
Side note: Only two teams in the last 10yrs have won the stanley cup who ranked in the top-5 in team defense (Det-#1 08, NJ-#1 01) Pitt won it being #17, Car won it being #19, everyone in between was in the middle of the pack. So, enough of this Claude Julien "system" loyalty. Let your best players play, enough with the "trap" and dump and chase BS. Also, why do you guys think the Bruins are horrible at breaking out of their own zone? Sure, no "puck-movers" but your also delaying the outbreak with this predictable "D-2-D" philosophy. Get the puck, look up, and pass, it's that simple...really.