: Line Combos:
What are the lines going to be next year?
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08-12-2010, 01:12 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
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Well that's the rub, he disappears when you put him on the wing. He's not a particularly good center, but he does score more at center than he does wing. He disappears on the wing.
That being said, Kuato gives it one more chance with him on the wing as Briere simply is a better center. Though they might not even be playing together, so in that cause who plays center Carter or Giroux?
I go with the philosophy that Giroux needs the puck on his stick with open space. Laviolette's system is going to rely on guys like Briere and Giroux gaining the blueline with possession, get some offensive zone time, and work it in deep tiring out the defensemen.
When I look at the two, Carter versus Giroux, and who would I want to have the puck on their stick coming up the ice on a 3v2 it is clear that Giroux is the logical choice. What a better way to create chances for Carter than have a guy who can create space by just carrying the puck and getting Carter the puck with time to set and shoot. If Carter could ever develop a one-timer it would help to improve his game, but this is also lacking.
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