Looks like you might get three blogs for the price of one again today.
As I was transcribing my notes from post-practice interview with coach Craig Ramsay he had this to say about setting his lines.
Ramsay: “The reality in my mind, if you are a really top-flight team, you have a high-end scoring line. Then you have a high-end checking and scoring line. Then you have another high-end line that can do a little of everything, perhaps score more than check. I look at things a bit differently. My one and three [lines], would be in my mind, offensively gifted lines. The second line is more of a grinding, puck control line, who I also expect to score. My fourth line would also be more of a puck control kind of line, that would be used in checking roles and to change the momentum of a game and would also be expected to score some goals.”
So, that will give you something to think about as you play Thrasher coach and jot down your own line combinations.
Let me know what you come up with.