With all the moves the Chicago Blackhawks have made in the past two weeks, I think it’s time to do a fun breakdown of the 2017-2018 line combinations.
The one thing about Joel Quenneville during his tenure as head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks has been some of his unusual line combinations, and well of course his line juggling once a game isn’t going how he would like it!
There are tons of Meme’s and posts about Coach Q being a mad scientist when it comes to his lines, so even if you predict what he’s going to put out on the ice game in and game out, there is a very good chance that those lines will not be the same when the game finishes.
One thing that I will say is that in 2013 after the Stanley Cup Final was over, Coach Q talked about the importance of rolling 4 lines, and that is one of the reasons the Hawks were able to win their 2nd Cup after the great 17 seconds in Boston. It was the 4th line that was on the ice for that 2nd goal, and Coach Q had total faith in it throughout the lockout shortened season.
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So, what I’m going to do is do my prediction of the each line vs what Coach Q will likely do on each line and see which prediction is closer to your thoughts now, and it’s something I’m sure I will look back at when the season kicks off on October 5th!
So, Let’s get this started!