Originally written on Lowetide  |  Last updated 12/9/11
Based on the lines in practice yesterday, I beginning to think coach Renney misses Taylor Hall in a big way, or Sam  Gagner is being showcased. Or bothYesterday at practice, coach Renney--who is not the hardest line matcher who ever walked a turn at Shawshank--shuffled his lines again. RNH-Gagner-Eberle Horcoff-Smyth-Hemsky Belanger-Eager-Jones Lander-Paajarvi-Hordichuk This tells us a few things. Paajarvi's sideburns are now completely out of control, the coach wants to add more truculence at the expense of skill and Eager is getting a push in hopes that he can score and make some noise physically.The veteran line is back together and will no doubt face a lot of own zone starts and some of the Avs best. The RNH line is also likely to get a push in zone starts, although coach Renney doesn't appear to like line matching lately (after working like a demon to get it earlier in the season).And they appear to like Gagner at what I'd always felt was his weakest position--LW. Are they giv...
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