If you've been on Twitter at all since Game 3 then you're probably aware of the Vladimir Tarasenko vs. the 4th line debate. After the Blues failed to light the lamp in Game 3, it was rumored that Tarasenko would be suiting up for Game 4. The question that lingered revolved around figuring out which player would sit out in order for #91 to make his debut.
After the team's practice on Monday morning, it became clear that Tarasenko would take the place of Adam Cracknell. Jeremy Rutherford confirmed as much, stating Tarasenko would start on the fourth line next to Chris Porter and Ryan Reaves, but he might see time on other lines as the game unfolds.
With this information in mind, I took to Twitter and asked fans what they thought of tinkering with the fourth line in favor of Tarasenko joining the active lineup. Opinions varied slightly, but everyone seemed to agree that Tarasenko playing is the right decision.
Thanks for all the responses!
@frozennotes I like it. Something has to be shaken up. maybe get some goals outta Sanko. Porter/Reaver can protect/open up lanes for him.— Ashley (@RealBadRobot) May 6, 2013
@frozennotes good. There energy is great but we need another scoring threat. Someone that can hit open nets.— Cory Williams (@CoCoWilliams35) May 6, 2013
@frozennotes good idea, wrong person.... Should be reaves.. he didn't play well GM 3 and his lack of a back check led to the goal— Ryan Frahm (@stlblues09) May 6, 2013
@frozennotes tough call but somethin has to be done to get more goals..cracks had size but there was nothin productive..not his fault— Brian Pusczek (@bpusczek75) May 6, 2013
@frozennotes no issues w/ it. If need be during the game move Sobe down. He could use the 4th line spark right now anyway— Matt Perez (@mjp42330) May 6, 2013
@frozennotes The Blues need shot in the arm with someone that can score.— Tom (@stlchilidipper) May 6, 2013
@frozennotes good. We need someGoals... As in the easy tapIns that we can't seem to get— Buddy Thomas (@phineffect) May 6, 2013
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