Quenneville shuffles lines, hoping for change
December, 12, 2009
By Jesse Rogers
After the 2-1 loss to Buffalo on Friday, coach Joel Quenneville said changes were coming. If Saturday's practice is any indication, the Hawks will have a brand new set of lines for Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay.
Don Smith/Getty ImagesAmong the line changes Hawks fans could see on Sunday is Dustin Byfuglien on the line with Kris Versteeg and John Madden.
This is how the Hawks skated during drills. The centerman is the first name listed:
Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Troy Brouwer
Patrick Sharp, Andrew Ladd, Marian Hossa
John Madden, Dustin Byfuglien, Kris Versteeg
Colin Fraser, Tomas Kopecky, Ben Eager
This would mark the first time that Toews and Hossa are not together. Quenneville is looking for more five-on-five offense; the Hawks have four goals in regulation over their last four games.