Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Hawks shuffle lines
By Victoria Matiash
The Chicago Blackhawks are likely to have a slightly different look for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins. Judging from Tuesday's forward lines in practice, it appears as though Brandon Bollig is in and Viktor Stalberg is out. The Chicago Sun-Times:
"... Hawks coach Joel Quenneville moved center Dave Bolland from the fourth line to the third line, where Stalberg had been playing with Andrew Shaw and Brandon Saad. Brandon Bollig, inactive since Game 4 of the first-round series against the Minnesota Wild, played on the fourth line with Marcus Kruger and Michael Frolik. Stalberg was the odd man out ..."
Meanwhile, Patrick Kane skated with Michal Handzus and Bryan Bickell, and Jonathan Toews centered Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp.
Jesse RogersBigger role for Bolland
"... The moves center around three aspects -- a newly increased role for Dave Bolland, the Bruins' propensity to run over the opposition as much as go around them and keeping all-world Bruins' defenseman Zdeno Chara away from either Patrick Kane or Jonathan Toews ..."