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11-15-2008, 04:51 PM
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Lone Rogue
 
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post
but the problem is that last year our "two line attack" was good enough to make us the highest scoring team in the league... but not good enough to advance past the 2nd round of the playoffs (after squeaking through the first vs the 8th seed!).
Our "two line attack" included the Kovalev line being rendered meaningless by a defensive plug by both Boston and Philly. They also focused heavily on stopping everything from us on the point and we had no counterattack. With a "three line attack", and especially with Koivu's line now being just as deadly (right now deadlier, second half of the season I'm betting the Plek line will be just as scary), teams have two lines to shut down with absolutely no line to shut down our third. It's an avalanche effect.

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