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07-20-2009, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Doughty Number 8 View Post
Well if we are really committed to having a defensive Handzus-Simmonds line, that would be it, and we spread out the offense, also solving the problem of 4th line. It provides a spot for Moller as well, it would work better if only we had... better players
Your solution to rounding out the only defensive pair in your line-up is Harrold? D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R. Harrold is the antithesis of Handzus and Simmonds when it comes to being strong on the puck and defensively stellar at breaking free from corners. Harrold hustles like hell, and he isn't bad positionally, but he gets knocked off the puck easier than Moller would have as a 15 year in the NHL. Being strong on the puck is the what Handzus and Simmonds work, its why Frolov worked well there. Even Richardson worked well there because he can take a hit and not cough up the puck instantenously. I'm not saying Richardson is great at this, but unlike Harrold, it isn't a glaring weakness.

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