"Death Star Canteen" 12.01.10 Predators at Blue Jackets
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12-02-2010, 11:59 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Roseyc, I think having three defensemen out on 4-on-4 situations wouldn't help our team. We don't have the fastest defense anymore, and with the difference in amount of skating between forwards and defensemen you risk running one out of gas that late in the game, thus risking odd-man rushes. Typically minutes will be given to Weber, Suter, and Klein. Then you're left with SOB, Cube, Franson. With Weber and Suter getting regular shifts in an OT period, and Klein/Bouillon probably eating some minutes, too, you're left with Franson and SOB. Either you put one of the top minute eaters in a forward position and wear him out, or you trust one of the slow guys (or Bouillon, who isn't a speed demon himself) to play forward.
We just have to find a way to clog up the extra ice with what we have, or try to avoid OT all together.
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