Thursday, November 20, 2008

Carbo Shuffles The Deck, Again

CATCH THE PREGAME SHOW LIVE ON THE TEAM 990 TONIGHT, BEGINNING AT 6:30 WITH MITCH MELNICK. THEN, AT 7, ROD FRANCIS AND MYSELF TAKE YOU THROUGH THE FINAL HALF HOUR.


Coach Carbonneau hasn't been impressed with his team over the last few games, especially in Carolina Tuesday. That's what has prompted him to once again shuffle the deck.

Saku Koivu will center a line between Alex Tanguay and Guillaume Latendresse; they played together for the first few games of the season while Higgins healed from a groin injury.

Tomas Plekanec is reunited with Alex Kovalev, and will welcome Chris Higgins on his left wing. The latter played with Higgins for two years in the AHL, but haven't played together much in the NHL.

Robert Lang centers Andrei Kostitsyn and Tom Kostopoulos, while the fourth line remains up in the air, but may feature Steve B├ęgin centring Georges Laraque and Sergei Kostitsyn.

Carey Price is back between the pipes, fresh off a 46-save outing in the loss.

The Sens, who are dead last in the East, will reunite the PIZZA LINE of Jason Spezza centering Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson (named PIZZA LINE because of a promotion in Ottawa where 6 goals on home ice wins the fans a slice of pizza, and those three were generally responsible for many free slices being handed out).

Alex Auld is likely to take his sparkling 2.14 GAA into Scotiabank Place tonight.

2 comments:

kev said...

Get the brothers playing together. Lang can't keep up with their speed but has a decent skill set and can produce when playing with good players.

Sal_Amato said...

agreed...I'm starting to wonder why Kostopoulos is featuring with top players. He does well for the team, only on the fourth line. This has to stop; his presence will hinder the production of guys like Lang, AK46, or any other SKILL guy on the team.