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08-08-2010, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by EmeticDonut View Post
And that's why I wonder what Sharp was doing on the point. He is a sniper and is more effective around the circles than on the point. He doesn't have a slapper that would justify his place on the point, IMO. Do the Hawks have any players coming up who would have a respectable heavy slapshot. Not that it's a must to have a heavy shot on the point, but it offers another option for the PP.
Because after the puck is established down low the Hawks often bring the 4th man down low. Sharp did this (usually) on the 1st unit and Campbell on the 2nd. Keith and Seabrook were (usually) the guy who stayed high. ... This is important because if the **** hits the fan they would be the guys you want defending the 2 on 1 coming back at you.
Many posters during the year complained (asked) why Q would not just keep Keith and Seabrook together on either unit 1 or 2 ... This is why. This is also why after the PP we always saw the 3rd line (best defensive) forwards and either the 3rd pairing D-men or Keith with Sopel because as the PP ends both Campbell and Seabrook need a break.
As Hjalmarsson develops he will get more PP time ... He is the guy Scotty compared to Lidstrom. However Q was clear that they want him to develop his game unrushed. Once they feel his is ready for that role maybe the pairings stay together on the PP.

And no offense to the Culli guy at all but Kaberle to Chicago (unless Keith or Campbell are gone) is not a bad move it is a stupid move. And to tell you the truth unless Kaberle could make the same type of commitment to actually playing defense that Campbell has made I wouldn't want Kaberle on the Hawks at any price.

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