Game 1: Carolina Hurricanes (0-0) @ Florida Panthers (0-0)
Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:41 PM
Line One: Zach Boychuk - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin
Line Two: Jeff Skinner - Jordan Staal - Zac Dalpe
Line Three: Jiri Tlusty - Jussi Jokinen - Chad LaRose
Line Four: Drayson Bowman - Tim Brent - Patrick Dwyer
Scratches: Jeremy Welsh - Kevin Westgarth
Line One: Tim Gleason - Joe Corvo
Line Two: Joni Pitkanen - Justin Faulk
Line Three: Jay Harrison - Bobby Sanguinetti
Scratches: Jamie McBain
Starter: Cam Ward
Back-Up: Dan Ellis
Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:12 PM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:18 PM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:51 PM
As far as the game goes, I think we take this one pretty convincingly. Gotta think the guys are chomping at the bit to get off to a hot start, and I think we just have more talent than Florida. Long as our d-men and Cam don't make too many mistakes, we're set for a 1-0 start.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:30 AM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:28 AM
Why are we so determined to put the 2 most physical dmen together and the 2 other scoring dmen together for the top 2 d lines? Why don't we mix it up and have 1 physical dman with 1 scoring dman on all 3 lines?
Honestly, if we're putting our best two physical d-men together...why not on the 3rd pairing where they get minutes with our bottom 6? I wish we would mix it up some. Makes for more awesome plays, but it also causes inconsistency from shift to shift. It'd be nice to always have that blue line threat, regardless of which pairing was out there, while also having that guy down in the dirty areas in our own zone that can grind pucks out and clear the front of the net.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:08 AM
A) You're killing us Ruutu.
Go Canes! Every game will have significant impact this year - especially games like these against a division opponent.
edit: Didn't realize B ) was an emoji - but that was B lol.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:05 PM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:19 PM