After a long hiatus with more of the regular conversation happening more spontaneously in any and all articles, Canes and Coffee will reach back to its roots with (hopefully) regular Monday and Thursday ‘The Coffee Shop’ posts featuring polls and discussions centered around a timely Canes topic.
Today’s first 2021 topic reopens The Coffee Shop for debate and discussion the 2020-21 Carolina Hurricanes forward lines.
Mostly out of simplicity for making workable polls without a gazillion combinations, the starting assumption (at least for the polls) is that Aho, Trocheck, Staal and Geekie will each center a line which means picking two wings for each center.
Carolina Hurricanes hockey polls
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Coffee Shop questions
1) For those willing to share, please include your forward lines here with a few reasons for your choices.
2) When building your lines, what are are your primary reasons/strategies? …Trying to build the best lines possible? Aiming for offense/defense balance? Finding complementary players? Or…?
3) For how you put you put your lines together, which 1-2 players will be most important for them being successful?