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Grebeshkov Out "Several Weeks" (Lower Body) / Sulzer recalled / New Lines
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03-08-2010, 08:06 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Spring Hill, TN
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I see what your trying to do with the lines, but who do you match up with the other top line? Every line has a defensive liability. One line has to be capable of shutting down lines like the Sedins etc. I don't think any of these lines could do that.
Agree about Grebs. Nice to see a little heart there. May be more to him then we thought.
You can put out either the Arnott line or the Goc line. Yes, they have a defensive liability but why is it always about shutting the other team down. I understand the logic in it but why is it play not to lose than play to win? Put pressure on the other team, make them match up against us. At home, when we can get the last line change, I get it but when you're on the road, make the other team have to struggle or match up us against us. They're already going to try and do that and maybe lines with a defensive liability isn't so bad if two of the three can actually play both ways. If we're so worried about it, switch out Smithson or Boyd and play with them with Goc and Ward and you have a shutdown line. Then use Dumont with Tootoo and O'Reilly as the fourth line. It can be done and I think we end up with more fire power per line. That's just me though.
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