Thread: Larry Brooks: Move Dubinsky to center with Gaborik
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01-18-2011, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by pete3589 View Post
As someone suggested, I don't know why we haven't seen Gaborik-Stepan-Zuccarello for an extended period of time.
I would guess the coaching staff is a bit worried about the defensive coverage with a line like that. Two offensive-minded rookies (one of them at a disadvantage physically) paired with a natural sniper sounds a bit flaky in the defensive zone. Just saying.

I'd give an extended look to:

Wolski - Stepan - Gaborik
Dubinsky - Anisimov - Zuccarello
Fedotenko - Boyle - Prust
Avery - Drury - Weise/Newbury

When Callahan comes back, he replaces Zuccarello who is bumped into the 4th but still getting PP time. Yes, the Gaborik line still might be a bit questionable defensively but you could always switch Dubinsky/Wolski or even Fedotenko to mix things up if needed.

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