Friday, May 9, 2014
Q SHAKES UP The Lines In A BIG WAY
After a lackadaisical effort from pretty much the whole team, Quenneville's line shake up is HUGE> 1st line…ready for this one? Bickell - Toews - Smith 2nd line (Kruger has played with a lot of energy, but I'm not crazy about this line. I wonder how long Q will stay with line configuration? ) Saad - Kruger - Kane 3rd line…this is normally the 2nd line (This is the line he should have shaken up. Sharp has simply NOT produced in the playoffs. He needs to get his head out of his backside). Sharp - Handzus - Hossa 4th line Bollig - Nordstrom - Morin(yay!) Shaw injured again. No Versteeg. I personally don't like seeing Steeger out of the line-up over a rookie who didn't play the entire season in the NHL (I'm referring to Nordstrom, here). However, Coach Q must have a reason why he prefers Nordy over Steeger. Energy level? Performance level? Nick Leddy was a healthy scratch for the first time in his career. He was pissed off about it. Good. I expect him to bring a NEW level of energy to his game. Hawks only started to play hard after they were down 2-0. It was that sense of desperation, but it was too late.