October 6, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux (28) smiles against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Center. The Hurricanes defeated the Flyers 2-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Berube Juggles Lines In First Practice As Head Coach

Newly minted head coach Craig Berube said there were a few things that he didn’t like in the first three games of the season that lead to Peter Laviolette‘s firing and has decided to start his tenure off with a bang by shuffling up the lines. On the defensive end, the lines were moved back to pairings that worked well for them last season. Things were shuffled around on offense as well, seeing Wayne Simmonds move onto the Hartnell/Giroux line while Voracek fills the void beside Lecavalier.

“I didn’t see much from the pairings that were going on, so I made some changes,” Berube said. “Cobie [Coburn] and Grossmann as a shutdown pair, Streit and Meszaros can both move the puck real well, and I think that Kimmo and Schenner were good together last year.”

Berube didn’t hint to who would start against the Panthers but my guess would be Emery since they’ve been alternating goaltenders since the start of the season. Listed below are what the lines should look like tonight:


Scott HartnellClaude Giroux – Wayne Simmonds

Brayden SchennVincent LecavalierJakub Voracek

Maxime TalbotSean CouturierMatt Read

Kris NewburyAdam HallZac Rinaldo

Kimmo TimonenLuke Schenn

Braydon CoburnNicklas Grossmann

Andrej MeszarosMark Streit

Steve Mason

Ray Emery



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