Hockey Widow wrote:I like the way Kassian is playing and I am all for getting him with the twins for an extended look. Like the balance that way too.
I agree with this.
And as you said, it gives our team some depth by default.
It allows Richardson and Santorelli to not be forced to overextend themselves, and I genuinely do think that a Hansen-Kesler-Burrows line would be one of the best shut down lines in hockey.......while also having the ability to score goals on turnovers, etc.
Think back to the start of 2008/2009 when Hansen-Kesler-Burrows played in that type of role.........meant to be purely a defensive role, but still scored a number of goals anyways......where offense was NOT the primary focus.
Richardson and Santorelli.......Same mindset. Just do it on the 3rd line. Like the Kesler/Burrows line, I almost think that a line like this will be MORE successful offensively, if offense is not made to be their primary focus ( which is why I believe that we saw some success from both Santorelli and Richardson in this regard earlier this season).
Another thing I'm interested in trying out..........create a police line. Sestito, Kassian, and Weise when he comes back.
What's left? The Sedin twins........and RoyalBooth of course.
Although Booth isn't deserving, why not play him with the twins and see if the twins can get him going? It gives the Canucks a different look, and again, it gives our team "depth by default" since our stronger wingers will be in other lines.