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07-29-2010, 10:39 AM
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Cartsiephan*
 
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Originally Posted by BobbyClarkeFan16 View Post
Who cares? You're not putting them out there to play defense. You're putting them out there because you want the line to generate offense and score goals. I can live with the defensive miscues of three young players if they're going to generate lots of offense.

For the first time in a long time, we've got the horses to go out and run a high powered offensive team. Why neuter them by playing a defensive system?
Two things that seem to go unnoticed.

1) Flyers have stacked up on the defense, I think they are going to be able to handle any matchups, or the posturing that Briere is vulnerable to being soft defensively. If anyone watched the playoffs you could see his game change and he was much more physical than say.....Cartsie.

2) The more offensive zone time a line gets the less time you spend in the defensive zone, this is puck possession. Briere has the ability to handle the puck, gain the zone with possession, and the work the puck to the open space, much like Giroux. This type of play gives the offense a good chance to make good line changes to provide better matchups when needed.

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