Canucks @ Predators ~~ March 07, 2010 2:00PM
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03-07-2010, 02:52 PM
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Nashville, TN
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Are we missing Weber too badly yet?
Yes and no. Klein is playing better so far, Suter is Suter, and Hamhuis, Bouillon, and Grebeshkov have all stepped up. Franson caught up ice to generate a 2 on 1 early, but was forced into PK duty with Hamhuis (fighting) and Grebs (high-stick) in the box and laid a nice hip-check along the half-boards to stop the rush.
On the PP we actually worked the puck around a little more and had more movement away from the puck too leading to Arnott's goal. Not just sitting there, standing on X's waiting for Shea to get open to bomb away...
I don't really think it'll hurt so much until the third period when guys are going to be exceeding their normal ice time loads. Hamhuis is actually a better skater than Weber and paired against the Sedins all night, it might not be that bad of a tradeoff...
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