As per usual, Khan(!) provides us with some insight…
May-Abdelkader-Miller (Maltby working in)
Now before you get all frantic looking at that 3rd D-pairing, just read this:
The top two pairs will remain the same (Nicklas Lidstrom-Jonathan Ericsson, Brian Rafalski-Brad Stuart). They’ll play against the opponent’s top two lines. Then he’ll pair one of those players with Brett Lebda and another with Derek Meech to use against the third and fourth lines. And he’ll rotate.
Say what? Would you mind clearing that up for us a little bit, Babbles?
“So we’ll almost have an eight-man block with six players. It’s way too complicated to explain, but it’ll be simple.’’
Thanks, Coach. It looks like both Meech and Lebda have been given a vote of no confidence as a pair. Anyone want to argue with that logic? I didn’t think so.