I like that he tried something new against CBJ. However he didn't stick with it. Not surprising, but against a good defensive team like CBJ, he needs to give the new combo more time to gel. Minn also isn't the best opponent to see if the new combo are actually working.
The reason for this thread is I don't understand why he is sticking with Kane/Eichel when the team still isn't scoring. The problem stems from them being our top two trigger men. Pairing them together has enhanced Kane, but diminished Jack. We aren’t paying Jack $10 mill next year for 20 goals. (His current goal pace). We are paying for 40+. He won't get there feeding Kane night in and night out.
If I were building lines, I'd rank certain skills like passing, shooting, speed, size, scoring etc...
Our top scorers are Kane, Jack and then KO ROR, Pommers, Sam and then Pouliot
Our top playmakers are Jack, ROR, Sam and KO and then Pommers and Larsson
Fastest forwards Z, Kane, Jack,
Most physical forwards are Kane, Pouliot, Z, Nolan
At a minimum I want my top 2 scorers on separate lines, and then I want them playing with the 2 best available playmakers. Then I'm looking to slot in players where needed based on their skill set.
Kane ROR ?????
???? Eichel Sam
My initial thought is as follows
Kane ROR Pommers
Pouliot Eichel Sam - I want Pouliot here because he is physical, will create for Jack, and is willing to go the net
Girgensons Larsson Okposo - While this likely won't help KO's production. I like the phyiscal pesky nature of this line.
Edited by GASabresIUFAN, 22 November 2017 - 06:37 PM.