Line Combos: Who gets booted out of the top 9 when Briere and Pacioretty return?

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  1. Andy

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    Obviously, Leblanc will be sent back down when this happens, but what about Bournival? If he keeps producing you cannot possibly remove him off the Plekanec line.
     
  2. Other players will probably be injured by then.
     
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    I don't think a lot of people would disagree that Desharnais deserves to be the odd man out.
     
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    le petit chou chou d'chez nous
     
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    Obviously DD should be the one to get booted but as long as Brière is out Prust and Moen will be on the fourth line. Let's all hope he's getting traded before the return of the injured players.
     
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    Boot out one of Briere or DD.
     
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    Bourque-Plekanec-Gionta
    Pacioretty-Eller-Gallagher
    Galchenyuk-Briere-Bournival
    Prust-Desharnais-Moen

    These lines are probably not accurate, but I think Desharnais is the odd man out.
     
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    I still think DD is far better than Briere; however, Both should get booted
     
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    DD and LL

    id go with
    Gally Eller Chuckie
    Bournival Pleks Gio
    Bourque Briere Patches
    Prust White/DD Parros/Moen

    I think Briere with 2 big wingers can turn out to be a pretty effective goal scoring line. The EGG line will soon start scoring again once we have a 3rd line capable of scoring. That will make us a very hard team to compete against. Bournival emergence on pleks line has turned our number 1 shutdown line into a constant scoring threat and Gio seems be playing alot better since his kid got better and with Bournival's energy.
    I really hope we get to see this team completely healthy for a few games.
     
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    One should never expect the Habs to be healthy.
     
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    Briere? Is he definitively coming back?
     
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    Isn't this like the third concussion in a year and a half for Brière? Guy might not be back so soon, if at all.
     
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    Just in time for the PO, where he's actualy relevant.
     
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    Briere would probably harm us in the playoffs, but at least the people thinking that his career playoff performance is meaningful would be given an educational lesson.
     
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    Should be Desharnais, but it'll be someone else. I just feel it.
     
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    Or indeed any hockey team.

    It's a game where huge men fly around on skates hitting each other, there will always be injuries.

    Anyway, DD should be the odd man out.
     
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    It better be DD
     
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    This.

    The entire team healthy for more than 2 - 3 consecutive games is unlikely.
     
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    Desharnais or Briere.

    Desharnais can't score, Briere has no effort. Couldn't care less who sits between them at this point.

    Pacioretty - Eller - Gallagher
    Bournival - Plekanec - Gionta
    Galchenyuk - Desharnais/Briere - Bourque
    Prust - White - Moen
    Parros, Desharnais/Briere

    Markov - Emelin
    Subban - Gorges
    Murray - Diaz
    Bouillon

    Price
    Budaj

    Leblanc and Holland have both played extremely well so far in my opinion, but there just won't be room.
     
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    Leblanc, Holland, and Parros should all play ahead of briere and desharnais.
     
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    Bourque-Plekanec-Gionta
    Pacioretty-Eller-Gallagher
    Galchenyuk-Briere-Bournival
    Prust-Desharnais-Moen


    I like my setup better
    Galchenyuk Eller Gallagher ... don't mess with what works
    Bournival Plekanec Gionta ... don't mess with what works
    Pacioretty Desharnais Prust... Desharnais needs big wingers to get going.against big teams
    Pacioretty Desharnais Briere... against smaller fast teams
    Moen White Parros... against BIG teams

    Subban /Markov
    Gorges / Emelin
    Diaz / Murray
    Bouillion / Tinordi ... soon to be Beaulieu / Tinordi

    SO against BIG teams Prust Moen White Parros Murray even Tinordi
    Call ups Leblanc Blundin for now.
    I love Prust but the way he plays all out he gets injured sometimes Habs need him in the playoffs for sure so he gets a rest against smaller teams.

    Of course all things change when players are injured.
    Bourque will be inserted as soon as MB makes a trade and I am sure theirs one coming.
     
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    Your setup's missing #17. Fix that.
     
  23. Theosis

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    He can tell the future. Bourque will be injured by the time the others come back
     
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    Leblanc.

    I thnk Bournival is here to stay. On the TOp-9. Most accurately, on the first line.
     
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    Patches will never play on a 3rd line. Forget it right now.
     

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