Jul 28, 2018
Toronto Maple Leafs
Sep 18, 1995
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>CapFriendlysFinest</b></div><div>So does that mean guys like Coleman and Wood get pushed down to fourth line mins?</div></div>
Coleman and Zajac are so great at shutting down the Crosbys and Ovechkins of the hockey world, that you need to keep them together. They played really well with Wood on the wing and he adds an extra element of speed to that line.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Phoneyanteater123</b></div><div>I'm with you on this one. If you look at the players Zacha has spent the majority of his nhl career with it'll tell you why he hasn't put up great numbers yet. On top of that, he's hardly played any time on the powerplay. I think a move to the wing would be great for him , it'll take some of the pressure off him and it will give him the opportunity to play with some elite players in Hughes and Hischier.</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>glc_0908</b></div><div>the major piece is that he was drafted for his offensive skill, big shot, vision, playmaking. we've seen none of this, and hes proven a regular and capable defensive center and elite pker. once that offensive talent shows up this sky is the limit, there is major upside with him.</div></div>
I agree with you guys. I think a line of Zacha-Hughes-Bratt to start the season would be very interesting, especially at home when Hynes can give them sheltered minutes against the other teams bottom pairings. That being said, I am still hoping that Boqvist cracks the top 6 and we can have Hallsy-Hischier-Palms as our 1st line and Boqvist-Hughes-Bratt as our 2nd. If that happened you could slot Zacha with Zajac and Coleman, and have Wood-Mcleod-Simmonds fill out the 4th line. Zacha is so good defensively, I think him, Zajac, and Coleman would be nightmarish to play against for other teams. Our 1st, and 2nd lines would be as fast as any other in the league.