Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Christensen in Trouble When Drury Gets Back?

Arthur Staple at Staple's Center Ice gives us his thoughts on what might happen when Chris Drury comes back from his broken finger...

"Best guess is that Erik Christensen, who will open the season as the No. 1 center, is in the most trouble. If Christensen can't duplicate his chemistry with Marian Gaborik over the first couple games, once Drury returns, either Stepan or Brandon Dubinsky (now a LW) moves up, and Drury either slots in as the No. 3 center or on the wing with Stepan and Fedotenko, with Sean Avery up to play the left side with Artem Anisimov and Ryan Callahan."

...can't say I disagree, but not sure Drury fits on that first line either. Hate to see all the lines jumbled up when Drury comes back. Especially if there's some chemistry going on.

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7 comments:

Mattias said...

You mean Dubi on that first line right? :p

Dave said...

Dru is prob our best face off guy though

wonderin said...

Lines that are clicking when Drury comes back will not be broken up...lines that aren't will be...that will determine what the lines will be upon his return...

AnnoyingJoe said...

Its a legitimate concern, but torts jumbles lines so much as it is...

chef dave said...

Thank you Joe! Who knows wtf these lines will look like from one day to the next.

ag_blue said...

Kevin said, "
...can't say I disagree, but not sure Drury fits on that first line either."

The post you were responding to did not suggest that Dru would get first line duty, Kev. It was saying that Dubi or Stepan might move to first line center and that Dru would be on the 3rd line. The point being where does Christensen go if you have:

Frolov -- Stepan/Dubi -- Gaborik
Dubi/Avery -- Anisimov -- Callahan
Drury/Avery -- Stepan/Drury -- Fedotenko
Boogard -- Boyle -- Prust

Where do you put Christensen in this case?
(this scenario is also contingent on EC NOT lighting it up with Frolov and Gaborik)

LI Joe said...

and all this assuming nobody else gets hurt. how much time was spent talking about prospal and where he'd play. so maybe 2-3 games we have everybody healthy then more injuries are sure to happen. hockey is a rough sport and that will be a big part in sorting things out.