What’s my line?

Terry Murray today addressed what seems to be one of the favorite topics of a segment of fans. No, not Ilya Kovalchuk. Line-combination changes, and the frequency of them. Specifically, Murray was asked whether it was a troubling sign that he still felt the need to make changes with less than a month to go in the season, and the playoffs likely on the horizon…

MURRAY: “I’m set, but it’s up to all those guys on those lines to hold their position. I have lines. I know what I want, and I put players in those positions. But again, we have responsibilities as players, whenever we’re out there, to do the right thing and to play with what’s needed to be done in order to win games, to execute. I know what I want to get to, for line combinations. I don’t like changing lines. I have had lines together for pretty much the whole year, with other teams. Like Kopitar’s line at the start of the year. They started to play and they had great chemistry. A lot of good play was happening, and you just stay with it as long as they keep playing that way.”

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