Thread: OT: Downie Suspended
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11-26-2008, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by phlocky View Post
With Vannanen manning the 2nd pairing our 2nd pairing was getting abused. Vannanen could handle himself, as could Coburn, but neither of them could cover when their partner, whomever that was, got caught out of position or made a bad decision. NEITHER of them had any prayer of stopping a 2v1. Carle recognizes these situations as they are developing MUCH MUCH better than Vannanen or Coburn. The MAIN thing that makes Timonen so damn good at the 2v1 against is that he recognizes it so fast and gets himself in a position to limit the other teams chance the best anyone can expect (his speed is the other MAJOR contributing factor). Now I'm not saying that Carle reads these plays anywhere near as good as Timonen or that he ever will but he CLEARLY does it better than either Vannanen or Coburn.
Fair enough, but I have the feeling you're putting a little too much emphasis on the 2v1. I also get the feeling you've been having a little drinkypoo

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