RALEIGH, NC - We knew this day was coming, it was just a matter of when.
While today's shakeup was noteworthy, it's not earthshattering, nor a cause for concern. Rod Brind'Amour has said from the onset of training camp that all his line combinations that he's rolled out so far have come in an attempt to see what's going to work and what won't.
Most teams that have two wins in two games would feel as if what they're trying to execute is working, especially when the team tallies nine goals in those two games. However, as seen during the third period of Saturday night's victory, the head coach wasn't satisfied with what he was getting from his group, thus shifting personnel around. Jordan Martinook was skating with Sebastian Aho for a bit and in a late-game situation Aho was then with Jordan Staal and Jesper Fast.
Those are just two examples of how some of the parts were moved and at Monday's practice the combinations were the following: