Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Game Day: Canes

So I just read that Coach Anderson is going to change up the lines to get our Czar going. Amen. It actually hurts watching him struggle so much. Coach Anderson, I know you are reading so I have a suggestion for you...

Put him on a line with Bryan Little. I believe I've been saying this since the summer, but hey... who is counting?

I know a lot of you wouldn't want to break up the Kozlov White Little line. I don't either. But exactly how many games have we been winning with that line? When you are 29 out of 30 you have room to try different things. The fact is Kovy needs more than a 3rd and 4th liner playing with him. Nothing against those two guys, but they are what they are. Might I suggest a Czar Little Army line? I think that has the makings of one of the better #1 lines we have had in a while. That still leaves enough talent on line 2.

I have also been saying Army should be playing with Kovy for quite some time. I really don't see what the big deal with Thorburn is. I almost fainted when people thought it was a good idea to have him with Kovy at the end of last year, and then attempted suicide when I realized we were doing the same thing this year. I understand wanting that "type" of player with the Czar. Army is that type of player, and he actually has talent. Again, not knocking Thor, he plays hard but he is what he is.

Big Shooter's Lines For Tonight:

Czar Little Army
Kozlov White Crusher
Perrin Reasoner Williams
Boulton Slater Thorburn

For The Blueland Chronicle, I'm Big Shooter.


Razor Catch Prey said...

I had a similar thought last night as well. Just switch out Kovy and Kozzy and I bet we'd see the Czar get going. Kozzy has the ability to make his linemates better through his methodical play, so maybe he could help elevate Christiansen's game closer to NHL levels.

As some of us discussed during the Boston game, the perfect line is a power forward with a scoring touch, a playmaking center, and a fast goal scorer on the other wing. See Neely-Oates-Jeaneau of the early 90's or the Lucic-Savard-Kessel line we saw the other night.

The Kahlua line has been a watered down version of this, with 3 playmakers who can all score. Put together The Czar's Little Army line and we'd be much closer. Swap out Army with a power forward who is better at finding the back of the net and we'd be there.

Big Shooter said...

Army can score 20+ goals. He is on pace for that this year playing on line 3.

FrenchCatalogues said...

I don't know, I think Slater and Thorburn should be the top paring because on a full moon, on a leap year, on friday the 13th we won..................

i think you can put a badger and a walrus on kovy's line and it'd be better than playing with thorburn. why isn't he back in chicago?

FrenchCatalogues said...

Honestly, what it comes down to is, again, a serious lack of talent. JA is working with one good line, a great player, and pretty much two good defensemen.