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Forum: Armchair-GMMon at 1:02 pm
Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 8:17 pm
Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 3:05 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Bcarlo25</b></div><div>This team ran away with the presidents trophy. Maybe don’t majorly mess with the structure of the lineup to incorporate a rookie.</div></div>

Are you really "majorly" messing with the structure of the line-up though? If Coyle/DeBrusk had the same TOI w/ Krejci at 5v5 as Kase/Ritchie then really where is the major structure changing? Better yet what are you going to do next season when Studnicka is expected to make the team and everything so far points to Boston wanting him at center? If Studnicka is good enough for a #3C role in October, why isn't he good enough now? If I read the report right, training camps could open mid-July with the qualifiers and first two round finishing about a month after. So you're looking at mid to late August with the conference finals and SCF still to go. You could be playing the SCF in September with the 2021 season kicking off shortly after.

Again as I said in my previous post, I expect the lines to be exactly the same as they were before the break. The only argument I've seen against the lines I proposed is Coyle plays better as a center (I don't disagree, but the idea here was to make the 2nd line better) and Studnicka's limited experience. You look at 2020-2021 rosters and every Bruins fan is saying Studnicka is a lock to make the club, but for some reason he's not good enough a few months before the new season to even be a thought on the starting line-up.

BTW we traded for a pair of top 9 guys while already being the best team in the NHL standings, thus majorly messing with the structure of the lineup. Why? because we wanted to try and make our team better. If you're telling me that this team isn't better with Studnicka over Nordstrom, then the kid should be a consideration for the roster next year.
Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 2:02 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>nalzugaray12</b></div><div>I don't think Studnicka, who has 2 NHL games experienced, should be playing. Bruins are trying to win now. An inexperienced player shouldn't be in the lineup over guys who have the experience.</div></div>

Charlie McAvoy had zero NHL experience and played 26 minutes a night when he debuted in the playoffs. Studnicka also would be taking Nordstrom's roster spot and lets be honest, that's not a huge loss.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quote:</div>Besides, it is not like Coyle looked any better at RW. Coyle needs to play center, he makes the third line have great depth.</div>

Its about making the 2nd line better and the overall team better. I'm not sold on a line of Ritchie/Krejci/Kase and while the sample size is small, they played nearly identical time together as DeBrusk/Krejci/Coyle. The advanced stats between the two are night and day:

NR/OK: 48.1%
JD/CC: 50.8%

NR/OK: 45.8%
JD/CC: 54.6%

NR/OK: 42.8%
JD/CC: 62.8%

NR/OK: 53.9%
JD/CC: 59.0%

NR/OK: 40.0%
JD/CC: 61.1%

I'm also of the thought that having Studnicka at your #3C doesn't hurt your depth, which lead to your next point....

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quote:</div>Also, not a chance you can convince me Studnicka is better defensively than Coyle. Coyle was killing penalties on the second unit and was looking like a monster on that unit.</div>

Coyle was 7th among B's forwards in SH TOI and averaged 54 seconds of SH TOI per game. If he was "a monster" he'd be in the top 4 among forwards. As for Studnicka, I'm lucky enough to have 4 AHL teams within a few hours of me and two of them within 30 minutes of my house, so I get to see a lot of games. Studnicka right now is on par/if not better than Coyle defensively and is a threat offensively (led the AHL in SHG). I've seen the kid play quiet a bit this year in person, have you?

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quote:</div>All im saying is: we're all excited for Stunicka. But there is absolutely 0 need to rush him into this lineup. Call him up for practices, but he shouldn't play unless he absolutely has to. You play Studnicka next season and go from there.</div>

You put your team in the best situation to win a cup now, like you said we're in win now mode. Studnicka is an upgrade over Nordstrom and DeBrusk/Coyle w/ Krejci is an upgrade over Ritchie/Kase w/ Krejci.
Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 10:31 am