Monday, March 23, 2009

New Polish On An Old Shoe...

Serigei Kostitsyn is back, and the sent Max Pacioretty back to Hamilton -- keeping Stewart nearby. So sayeth the news.

Here are the lines that seem to be forming:

Kovalev - Koivu - Tanguay
Well, on paper that's a top line. Kovalev and Tanguay never really clicked, and this is certainly a defensive liability, but let the top line either lead or hang themselves. Tanguay is a wizard with the pass, and Kovalev an artist with the wrist shot; if Koivu can grind the puck out then get to the net, this line should be good.

A. Kostitsyn - Plekanec - S. Kostitsyn
Didn't work earlier in the year, and led to part of the collapse. Maybe the bro's can spark eachother a bit; I just hope they keep the dirty tricks and penalties to a minumum.

Latendresse - Lapierre - Kostopoulos
Higgins - Metropolit - Dandenault
I don't like Higgins on the 4th set. Since I have been doing this, Higgins is always one of the guys working hard out there, and it was he who got Lapierre his goals. To boot, Tommy K hasn't done sugar on a beef pie out there -- he can't even hold onto the puck.

Gotta move Higgins up, Tommy K down. Or kick Tommy K off all together and put Stewart in there. Nice to see Dandenault back -- dude loves to play hard.

Anyhow, it doesn't matter, does it? On paper these lines are fine... but if I have to watch a bunch of seives, paint swatches and pylons, you can name them whatever you like.

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