Maybe it is Time for Peter Laviolette to Shake Up the Lines for the Philadelphia Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers have been struggling as of late with a 2-2-3 record in there last seven. Coach Peter Laviolette has no problem juggling goalies, but now I think it might be time to shake up the lines.
These are the current lines:
1. Scott Hartnell - Claude Giroux - Jaromir Jagr
2. Brayden Schenn - Danny Briere - Wayne Simmonds
3. Matt Read - Max Talbot - Jakub Voracek
4. Zac Rinaldo - Sean Couturier - Tom Sestito
I’m not going to mention the defensive pairings because I don’t think there is much to do there. That is not the say the defense is playing great.
These are the lines I would like to to see for the Flyers:
1. Read – Giroux – Jagr
2. Hartnell – Briere – Simmonds
3. Schenn – Couturier – Voracek
4. Rinaldo – Talbot – Sestito
My line combos are based on the current roster, no call ups or send downs.
Read has had a good rookie year and I think his speed would great on the first line and that naturally bumps Hartnell and Schenn down a line. I think Read could work well with G and Jagr and continue to put up points.
I moved Couturier up because I know he is a rookie, but I value him over Talbot. Coots is on his way up and you will get the chance to better evaluate him on the third line and Talbot fits in better on a line with Rinaldo and Sestito.
If you guys could change the lines what would your combos be? Leave me a comment and let me know.
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