: Line Combos:
Sergei back O'Byrnes out
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04-12-2010, 01:33 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
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Our lineup makes Washington's game plan pretty obvious: Pound, pound, pound.
Having said that, I don't mind having MAB in ahead of O'Byrne to start. As much as I like O'Byrne, he definitely struggled vs. Washington this year. He seemed over-matched, tentative and nervous.
I think this is Martin going with experience over inexperience more than anything.
Yes, the puck-moving, point shot, etc. are all key positives as much as size and defensive lapses are key negatives for MAB. But Martin is selecting a playoff-hardened 30-year-old guy over a young guy.
Look at our 6 D. Find one that isn't playoff tested. That's JM's thinking.
and I think he is making a well thought plan based on experience first.
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