Speculation: Kruger back to 2nd line?

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  1. IU Hawks fan

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    Mark Lazerus ‏@MarkLazerus 1m
    #Blackhawks lines: Bickell-Toews-Kane, Sharp-Kruger-Hossa, Saad-Shaw-Smith, Bollig-Nordstrom-Hayes. No Handzus so take with a brick of salt.
     
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    Yeah, he got rocked pretty good by that hit. Zus will be back at #2C as soon as he's able.
     
  3. Cullksinikers

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    This has everything to do with Handzus missing practice.

    And if Handzus were to miss a game, I'm not sure they'd put Kruger over Shaw in the top-six. I could be wrong, but I have a feeling 'Zus is a little banged up and getting a couple maintenance days before Saturday night's game.
     
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    UsernameWasTaken Let's Go Hawks!

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    Q likes Kruger. I would expect him to but Kruger in the top 6 over Shaw.
     
  5. Hawkaholic

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    Wouldn't mind trying it out for a few games. Kruger has looked good this year, could be a good playmaker for Sharp and Hoss.
     
  6. Chris Hansen

    Chris Hansen THESE LEGS ARE FRESH

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    Kruger has yet to consistently "make plays" offensively in the NHL, Hawkaholic. Really does belong in the bottom-6 but I suppose thin at center is thin at center.
     
  7. Hawkaholic

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    You're right, he hasn't done it consistently. But he has improved his game from what I have seen. And yes, he is our best option, doesn't mean it's a good option.
     
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    Uh, ****...
     
  9. DisgruntledHawkFan

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    Meh. Short-term fix for a short-term problem.
     
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    Band aid for a band aid.
     
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    Chicago Blackhawks ‏@NHLBlackhawks 42m
    Coach Q: Handzus did not skate today - "maintenance day" - but is expected to play Saturday against Tampa Bay. #Blackhawks

    Brian Hamilton ‏@ChiTribHamilton 29m
    #Blackhawks weary of early rest, Michal Handzus should return Friday after missing Thursday practice. Trib post: http://trib.in/175b143
     
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    I don't think anyone was expecting Zeus to skate for 82. So many guys that deserve a chance at 2C, might as well start with one of the guys on the roster.
     
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    We've got two and a half guys that are NHL ready to play #2c.
     
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    So, never.

    Or did you mean as soon as Q shoehorns him there?
     
  16. Bubba88

    Bubba88 Toews = Savior

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    wonder more about Smith on the 3rd line, not Jayes.
     
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    Hayes had the puck a lot Tuesday, but he didn't do anything memorable. He just had the puck on his tape and failed to create any opportunities for himself or others. Time to give Smith a nod and see if he does better. After they see Smith, they can go from there.
     
  18. DisgruntledHawkFan

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    Or we could try both and sit Bollig against Tampa?
     
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    Why would you want to sit our Rocket Richard candidate?
     
  20. Nothingman*

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    I also would prefer that. Hayes just does not seem to fit on this team. At least at the moment. Ben Smith prolly will not be any worse than Hayes but I suspect Hayes will get a few more games before the change happens.
     
  21. Hawkaholic

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    We do?
     
  22. DisgruntledHawkFan

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    No. I should have said we've got two guys we can play over their heads there and a prospect Q doesn't like.
     
  23. Kurtosis

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    I nominate Bollig for the role.
     
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    How is he on faceoffs?
     
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    He won't ever have to take one because he's that good.
     

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