Olczyk needs shuffle lines, or he has got to go

If I were Eddie Olczyk (which I wish I was….having all that talent)

My Top 3 Lines would be as follows:

Line 1 : Lemieux, Crosby, Palffy

Line 2 : Recchi, Malone, Leclair

Line 3 : Fata, Talbot, Koltsov

I know what everyone has been saying about Lemieux and Crosby playing together, “You have to split up your talent.” Well after 7 games without getting a win I believe its time to jump start something. As for my 1st line:

– You have to get Lemieux back on the wing, where he was when he came back in 2000.

– Crosby and Lemieux on the same line is a goaltenders nightmare, NO PASS IS UNMAKEABLE

-Although The Crosby, Recchi, Palffy line was the most productive so far, it seems that they try to make an extra pass that causes a turnover and get caught deep and alot of odd man rushes happen the other way.

Line 2:

– Malone is a young kid I believe he can take over a center position and center this line.

– Leclair and Recchi have something in common, they go to the net. The Penguins need a line that will crash the net and pick up some garbage goals. I have watched all the games so far this year and I can’t think of any garbage goals scored by the Pens (other than Crosby’s first).

Line 3:

-All I can think of when I think of this line is speed. I believe it probably is the fastest line in hockey.

-I think Olczyk needs a line like this to get things going in a game. This wouldn’t be a bad line to open a game up with. These guys are young and they would get an up tempo in the game for the Pens. Something the Pens haven’t done so well they have only scored the first goal in 1 game (out of 7) and that is also the only game that they led.

Those would be the lines I would have. I don’t think its anything to panic about its only 7 games into the season, but Olczyk said he is concerned and really wants to win, but when I watch the games he stands on the bench dumbfounded without any emotion.

The Pens have a chance to get their fans back into the Arena and try to keep the Pens in Pittsburgh but I am afriad if Olczyk doesn’t do something soon he will be gone and so will the Pens be gone from Pittsburgh.


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