Therrien mixing it up at practice yesterday:
Max Pacioretty – David Desharnais – Thomas Vanek
Michael Bournival – Tomas Plekanec – Brendan Gallagher
Daniel Briere – Lars Eller – Brian Gionta
Travis Moen – Ryan White – Dale Weise
Josh Gorges – P.K. Subban
Andrei Markov – Alexei Emelin
Douglas Murray – Mike Weaver
Scratched: Francis Bouillon, Jarred Tinordi, Brandon Prust, George Parros
Injured: Alex Galchenyuk (lower body), Rene Bourque (illness)
Looks like he is adding some size with Murray, White, and Moen.
1. It's just a practice and means nothing: least likely, Therrien so far has kept the same lines and people in practices he does in games.
2. Habs have the plague: possible, Bourque is out with the flu so maybe Therrien is putting fresh bodies in place of sick players and doesn't want the media to know the full story.
3. Unhappy with results and mixing it up to address perceived weaknesses: Bourque aside, I think this is most likely. The Habs have been outplayed so far this series and it is only tied because Price stole game 1. He appears to be adding muscle which suggests he thinks this is a major problem.