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12-29-2010, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by redwhiteandblue View Post
Not saying he does not have flaws in his game, he is still young, but for a team that struggles offensively and you have a young, skilled playmaker, why would you keep putting him on the 4th line or a checking line?
Still not sure why he is there. The last game he played with 16 and 26 he had a strong game....26, not so much before he got hurt. Next game 33 is on the 4th line.
Maybe trying to get Dumont going? But at what expense?
I believe Trotz's philospohy is to get all the forwards involved offensively, and like you said, get other players who may be underperforming, going again. That being said it stretches out the offense much too far, and there just isn't a line that can put on sustained pressure for a given amount of time. You can't win games by chiping it in, digging for the puck, getting a shot off and heading back to your zone. That one line that gives you sustaining pressure, wearing down their players, having them chase after the puck, is crucial.

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