Julien unsure if he'll keep Seguin on top line


Julien unsure if he'll keep Seguin on top line

WILMINGTON -- Claude Julien's third-period line changes on Wednesday night in Montreal certainly paid off, as Tyler Seguin's move up to the top line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic helped produced a pair of goals in the opening minutes of the third.

A day later, the Bruins' coach was hesitant to make a decision as to whether or not he would keep the new lines together, or put Nathan Horton back with Krejci and Lucic.

"We don't want to overlook the fact that that line with Horton, Lucic, and Krejci, was our best line," said Julien on Thursday. "Last night, it's not that they were bad. It's just that it wasn't generating much, and neither was the other line. So we made that kind of switch.

"It's something that I have to think about, for sure. Do I try it a little longer, or do I go back to our regular lines? If the same thing happens, at least I can always switch again. It's something that, thank God I have a couple of days to think about. And hopefully the decision will be the right one.

"Yesterday was just a reaction thing on my part," added Julien. "I was trying to create more offensive scoring chances. And I think both guys, even though Tyler scored on the first shift, Nathan had a great chance in his first shift with the other line. It was just a bit of a spark, and sometimes it's what you need. It's nice to know that you can move guys around like that and there's still some good things happening out there."

Wednesday, Jan. 18: Landeskog wants to stay in Colorado

Wednesday, Jan. 18: Landeskog wants to stay in Colorado

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while thoroughly enjoying Nick Offerman co-hosting on the Today Show this morning.

*Gabriel Landeskog knows his name has been mentioned in trade rumors with teams like the Bruins, but he wants to stay with the Colorado Avalanche.

*The New York Rangers are facing a goalie crisis for the first time in 11 years as Henrik Lundqvist is beginning to show signs of hockey mortality.

*PHT writer James O’Brien has the New York Islanders seeking to speak with fired Florida coach Gerard Gallant about their new opening after firing Jack Capuano.

*Ondrej Pavelec has been brought back from the AHL to Winnipeg to rescue the Jets from their goaltending situation, and he wants to stay for as long as he can.

*Rene Bourque has reached the 700 game mark in his NHL career with the Colorado Avalanche, and he hopes to keep it going.

*Young star Jack Eichel’s hunger for greatness could certainly lend itself to a leadership role with the Buffalo Sabres

*For something completely different: Hollywood is thinking of rebooting “White Men Can’t Jump” and this is simply the worst idea ever. I’d rather watch a movie with Woody and Snipes 25 years later than a lame reboot.