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Game #73 – Flyers vs. Hawks: Lineups & How Teams Were Built

Notes: Michael Raffl has been sick, so he might not play…Giroux’s shooting-percentage is almost half of what it was last year, and he has one goal in his last 10 games…It’s a rough go for that bottom-six right now…Couturier has 29 points in his last 22 games, and that line is probably the main threat at the moment…Provorov has had a hard season, and maybe giving him the toughest assignments at a tender age was a bridge too far…Given the youth in this lineup, you can see why they’re the clubhouse leader for Joel Quenneville’s services next year…

Notes: There’s no idiocy like doubled-down idiocy. Sikura-Toews-Kane makes no sense. It doesn’t provide Daydream Nation with another puck-winner like Saad would be. It doesn’t provide a finisher for Kane to set-up, nor is Sikura enough of a playmaker to reverse that. Sikura has played well, but there was nothing wrong with Saad here. And now what is that third line? What does it do? It’s not a checking line with Anisimov there. It has very little dash to score. This should last no more than a period…Perlini didn’t score on Monday, so we guess he sucks again…Dahlstrom shouldn’t be scratched again, because Forsling and Koekkoek are nothings and Dahlstrom at least does something…

 

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