Thread: Line Combos: Sergei back O'Byrnes out
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04-12-2010, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Kjell Dahlin View Post
In his last 5 games, as a D, Bergeron shouldered ~21 minutes per game, 2G-2A with a +5 while playing against the #1 or #2 line of our opponents. We badly need Markov AND Bergeron: without them, this D squad seriously lacks offensive knack.

Again...

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Bergeron: 5 shots on goal against the Leafs

Gill: 5 shots on goal in his last 18 games played

Gorges: 5 shots on goal in his last 15 games played
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I think that you're making a great point about MAB's impact on this team. Sacrificing O'B's physicality for his offensive prowess is a good choice in my opinion. However, I think that the stats you reference are irrelevant. It's not really fair compare the PP triggerman against the 5th and 6th defencemen based solely on shots. Gorges and Gill aren't expected to provide offense.

If this team is lacking punch from the blueline, it's because Hamr and Spacek aren't providing it (we know that Markov and MAB are bringing great offense).

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