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09-17-2008, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by natey2k4 View Post
The thing with defense and people complaining about Obi on the 2nd pairing is that mostly they all play eqaulish time at ES.. The top-5 were all within about 2-3 minutes..

It's special teams where huge ice-time increasing comes.. and that's a place where we are set (Hammer, Markov, Gorges on PP), (Markov, Hammer, Komi, Bouillon, Gorges on PK)
Well, to bring it back to the point of the OP, if the Habs play only Markov and Hammer on the point in PP, this eliminates the problem of giving a lot of icetime to the the many top forwards on the team, keeping fresh legs for the rest of the D who will play ES and PK.

Putting 4 forwards on each PP line is a solution to that problem and at the same time has good repurcussions on other aspects of the game.

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