causes me some concern:
"Any team gets in trouble when they change their identity a little bit... When you chase the game or chase a certain aspect of your game, you take your team out of sorts."
The Canucks have had success with their second line, Raymond/Kesler/Burrows. I also thought that they had found a good mix on the third line with Higgins/Lapierre/Hansen. Both lines brought speed, aggressive forechecking and physical play. A fourth line of Torres/Glass/Oreskevotch was physical and did, in my opinion, more good than harm.
Somehow, it just doesn't seem to make sense to me to alter all of the things that worked in the hope of making one line, that isn't playing poorly, just not up to expectation or, indeed, their own high standards, be more productive.
Do we not risk falling into the trap that Trotz was referring to in his comment? Would we not get a better result from persuading the entire team, everybody, to up their play by five percent than we would by scrambling up the lines once again?
I don't know, never having played or coached this game, but does changing everything at this point in the series make sense? I suppose we will know after tonight.