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11-26-2010, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by SJeasy View Post
By putting him in as a 12th forward and PP specialist you are creating a 5 man rotation by default. Unless you go 7 dmen and make Bergeron the 11th forward. You are not allowed to dress 7 dmen and 12 forwards; the limit is 18 skaters. Going 11/7 means no enforcer (Mayers or McLaren) in the lineup because they certainly aren't dropping Nichol. Besides all that, he wasn't a very effective scorer as a forward.
Huh? Look at Rangersharks's proposed lineup:

F1: Marleau-Thornton-Heatley
F2: Clowe-Couture-Pavelski
F3: McGinn-Mitchell-Setoguchi
F4: Bergeron-Nichol-Mayers

D1: Murray-Boyle
D2: Vlasic-Wallin
D3: Huskins-Demers

PP1: Marleau-Thornton-Heatley-Bergeron-Boyle
PP2: Clowe-Couture-Setoguchi-Pavelski-Demers
That's 12 forwards and 6 dmen. It's just that on the PP, one unit would use Bergeron on the point, the other would use Pavelski. I don't understand why that is so hard to understand.

Now if you disagree that Bergeron would be effective as a forward that's one thing, but it seems like there is a disconnect here. Several times several of us have suggested playing Bergeron as a forward and only using him on the point for the power play, like how Pavelski assumes that role on the PP now but otherwise plays forward only.

Feel free to disagree with that all you want, but I never suggested 7 dmen AND 12 forwards. I suggested 12 forwards, one of whom would be Bergeron.

Is that such a difficult concept to grasp????

P.S. If it makes it clearer (not sure how I can be more clear than I've already been several times now), I'm suggesting bringing in Bergeron as a winger only. Someone to play 3rd/4th line minutes even strength as a left winger. When the Sharks are on the PP, he would join the PP #1 Unit opposite Boyle on the point. Again disagree with that all you want, but please don't put words in my mouth such as saying that I am advocating for an 11/7 split with Nichol/Mayers/McLaren getting benched. With MY proposal (can't speak for others) McCarthy would go to Worcester to make room in the top 12 forwards for Bergeron.

Like I said before top 12 forwards:
Marleau, Thornton, Heatley, Couture, Clowe, Pavelski, Bergeron, Mitchell, Seto, McGinn, Nichol, Mayers

6 dmen:
Boyle, Murray, Vlasic, Wallin, Huskins, Demers/Braun/Joslin

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