REPORT: Claude Julien Drops Milan Lucic To The 4th Line, Puts Carl Soderberg On A Line With David Krejci And Jaromir Jagr At Practice.


According to a tweet from @NHLBruins, these were the lines at todays practice (and according to me, I have a pants tent right now):

Marchand - Bergeron - Seguin
Campbell - Krejci - Jagr
Paile - Kelly - Horton
Lucic - Peverely - Thornton
(with Carl Soderberg rotating with Gregory Campbell)

I honestly didnt think Julien had the balls to drop Milan Lucic off of that first line and I certainly didnt think he had the balls to throw Carl Soderberg out there with Jaromir Jagr and David Krejci.

That being said, this is exactly what I wanted to see.  Just last week, I wrote an article questioning Juliens testicular fortitude and explained why Soderberg should play with Krejci and Jagr and how it was a waste having Lucic on a line with Krejci.

I guess great hockey minds think alike.  Either that or Claude Julien reads Masshole Sports.  Either way, I think I may have just developed a man crush on him.