Re: Step Up
posted at 6/17/2013 11:42 AM EDT
In response to MeanE's comment:
In response to Fletcher1's comment:
C'mon Mean, everybody here agreed that the 3rd line needed to 'step up', but we disagreed on how to get it done. I'm not trying to stick it to you or huntbri at all, because this could've gone either way, but I believe that Julien's strategy was the opposite of what you guys were calling for. He did not shake things up with the roster. He did what he usally does -- stuck with the patient consistent approach in relying on his veterans to pull out of their problems on their own. This time, it worked.
Aside from injury, they should stick with the lineup for the series. Mixing some line combos is fine, but the roster should be set.
Fletch - I don't believe that many here were in agreement about the 3rd line. People like NOB were jsut calling us complainers and whiners and that they are winning, nothing has to be done. Obviously Claude and others were very concerned about how the bottom six were being dominated in Game 1. If the change in lines didn't work in Game 2, what would have been next?
I guess the question becomes , are OK with 4th line guys like ST & Daug getting 4:58 & 8:28 worth of ice time? Peverly getting 12:25 because he is on the PK. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if every game goes to OT with how evenly matched these two teams are. Maybe they dress a 7th d man (Bartkowski) instead of #22 to help manage the back end's minutes. Or do you leave it alone and hope that the added minutes for the top 6 forwards and the top 4 D-man are only needed for 3 more games, and they can handle it?
Because you are! That's all you've done all season. I and everone else on here have read your continueous whining no matter what the B's do. To try and say to put Pandolpho in the lineup against a speed team like Chicago & not expect any backlash is a little over the top. Why don't you admit that?