Time to Switch the Lines

Lucic-Savard-Wheeler

As much as I like Wheeler with Krejci and Ryder, Sturm is better suited on the left wing than the right.  Wheeler has more one on one skill like Phil Kessel did, and with the size of both Lucic and Wheeler, it could open things up more.  Also, with Savard’s play making skill, Wheeler’s game could go to the next level.  Lucic and Savard have great chemistry.

Recchi-Krejci-Ryder

Krejci and Ryder have great chemistry, so it wouldn’t make sense to take them apart.  Recchi move’s up a line and is a complimentary sniper to Ryder.  Recchi also has a knack for banging home rebounds, and with Ryder shooting a lot it would help his game.

Sturm-Bergeron-Kobasew

Sturm moves back with Bergeron, as they have great chemistry.  I don’t like Recchi and Kobasew with Bergeron, as both players lack the offense punch needed for balanced scoring and both aren’t skill players.  This balances out the lines more.

Bitz-Begin-Thornton

No need to tinker with this line.

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17 Responses to Time to Switch the Lines

  1. own says:

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  2. own says:

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  3. Dolo says:

    Great line change up! I personally love the idea of wheeler on the 1st line with Lucic and Savard for the same reasons you have listed. This will also give wheeler the chance to expand his game and we can finally see his true potential span out (hopefully).

    Mixing up the 3rd line is a MUST and I see Sturm being the perfect fit with his speed and ability to make something happen offensively (great pairing with Bergeron).

    Great job!

  4. Gcole says:

    not quite related, but what do you think about this. when wideman returns, send ference down to providence and keep boychuk on the team, he looked awesome.

  5. Dolo says:

    Love that too! Boychuck has shown some heart lately. Unfortunately, I think we may need even more for our defense on top of that.

  6. willisss says:

    boychuck had an awesome game

  7. psands says:

    lucic-savard-wheeler
    marchand-krejci-ryder
    sturm-bergeron-kobasew
    thornton-begin-bitz

  8. psands says:

    sturm-savard-wheeler
    lucic-krejci-ryder
    marchand-bergeron-kobasew
    thornton-begin-bitz

    chara-morris
    wideman-stuart
    hunwick-boychuk/mcquaid

  9. B's on MV says:

    Sturm totally needs to be back with Bergy. I like Recchi on that line and move Kobasew with Krejci and Wheels and put Ryder w/Looch and Savy. This would also balance out the size in each of the lines, as well as the speed.

    Power play units need some tweaking as well. It has just been painful to watch. Krejci and Bergy on the same unit has not produced anything. One of them should switch to the first unit.

    I agree with Gcole. Ference has been terrible and Boychuck brought energy and some size to the D. Overall, the D has been flat, reminds of last year with Montador. Some changes need to happen back there or it’s going to be a long year.

    I’m not panicking yet, but Claude needs to make some moves to wake these guys up!

  10. bruins4eva says:

    does lucic even have a hit yet…cuz man its seems like he isnt hitting anyone like he used to

  11. psands says:

    sturm-savard-wheeler
    lucic-krejci-ryder
    marchand-bergeron-kobasew
    thornton-begin-bitz

    z-morris
    wideman-stuart
    hunwick-boychuk/mcquaid

  12. jimmy50 says:

    C’mon guys its 5 games into the season.

  13. Nick says:

    Hope the new contract doesn’t make Lucic soft.

  14. willisss says:

    i would pick sobotka over marchand.

  15. Bruins says:

    the dallas game is really what got us going last year. a really chippy game with tons of PIMs that we won 5-1. we were 5-3-3 going into that game, and 24-2-1 from that game on. and even then we didnt have a bad stretch until the february-early march stretch. lets hope for more of the same this year.

  16. Bruins says:

    i also heard sturm and ryder are up with savard. so i guess that means something along the lines of:

    sturm-savard-ryder
    lucic-krejci-wheeler
    recchi-bergeron-kobasew
    thornton-begin-bitz

    we really have to break the habit of our 4th line being our best line every game.

  17. Bruins says:

    but what id like to see:

    lucic-savard-ryder
    wheeler-krejci-recchi
    sturm-bergeron-kobasew
    thornton-begin-bitz

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