Thread: Line Combos: Time to change up the line combos?
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10-19-2010, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by IrishSniper87 View Post
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.
I agree... I'm just saying the adjustment period (which could take a bit) very well may be ugly as sin. Briere has problems defensively even with competent defensive players. Largely because he makes dumb decisions in the defensive zone (floating and not marking anyone, overly aggressive passes, etc.), but you're then going to have him trying to cover for a wing up the wall having his own struggles adjusting to this level.

Makes me nervous... especially when the entire value of Briere is for him to be on the other side of the ice.

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