: Line Combos:
Time to change up the line combos?
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10-19-2010, 10:09 AM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Media, PA
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The idea of Maroon (with his footspeed problems) playing on Briere's wing is really concerning to me defensively. Footspeed can to an extent be overcome defensively, but for most guys who don't have uber-high defensive instincts (Handzus leaps immediately to mind) it takes a bit before they can anticipate the NHL level well.
I would wager that Maroon gets beat to a LOT of loose pucks early on when he's adjusting.
That kind of adjustment happens to everyone once they get to the NHL. I'd rather Maroon on Briere's wing then someone like Powe or Nodl. They proved to us that they CAN'T be counted on. Powe has speed but no hands, and Nodl just sucks.
Fat Pat, if he can kinda fill a PWF role and work on his positioning and skating, could be more useful on that line then Powe or Nodl would.
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