You be the coach here.

We all know Claude Julien has never been afraid to juggle lines.  In watching the game against Nashville, I started wondering, how would I react if the end of the world happened.  If for some reason I was next in line to coach the Bruins, how would I line them up?  So I figured I'd post this little diddy to see what all of you would do in that situation.  So here goes.



Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Nathan Horton   

Can't really argue with that right now.

Mark Recchi - Patrice Bergeron - Tyler Seguin   

I really want to see what the kid would play like with two guys who can make plays.  Plus, I'd rather have no other two guys backing up a rookie.

Brad Marchand - Rich Peverley - Michael Ryder

Brado's been playing on the line lately, and I think these guys could help right the ship.

Shawn Thornton - Gregory Campbell - Chris Kelly

Thorts and Soupy have been criminally underrated as a fourth line in the league.  Nobody cycles better.


Defense (I'm considering Ference to be out, glass groin and all)

Zdeno Chara - Steven Kampfer

Rock solid with a canon, paired with a rookie with puck moving potential and legs.

Johnny Boychuk - Tomas Kaberle

Think these guys could play dangerously together, and despite what everyone's said about Kaberle, I think he's played well in his own end.

Dennis Seidenberg - Adam McQuaid

Strong and defensively sound.  Good guys who make the simple plays and block shots.



Give me Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask any day of the week, any month of the year.


Power Play

Lucic - Krecji - Horton

Kaberle - Chara

They are bound to get something going.  I get the feeling that the flood gates will break soon.

Ryder - Bergeron - Seguin

Seidenberg - Boychuk

I know I'm really pushing for Seguin, but I really want to see what he can do if he could start to get a little space and time.  Plus, I like how he's been playing with pluck as of late.


Penalty Kill

Kelly - Paille

Chara - Seidenberg

Just a good shut down set of forwards with reach and blocking in the back.

Bergeron - Marchand

Boychuk - McQuaid

I can't say enough about Patrice Bergeron.  Smarts, sense, timing, will, and guts.  Marchand can pose a threat short-handed when he's on his game.  The two on defense are very promising defensemen who I hope to see grow into a shut down core in the years to come.


So tell me all of the foolish flaws in my logic, or create your own line-up.

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