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.
Can't really argue with that right now.
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.
Brado's been playing on the line lately, and I think these guys could help right the ship.
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)
Rock solid with a canon, paired with a rookie with puck moving potential and legs.
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.
Strong and defensively sound. Good guys who make the simple plays and block shots.
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.
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.