: Larry Brooks:
Move Dubinsky to center with Gaborik
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01-18-2011, 03:56 PM
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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.
Thre two couples that need to stay together - MZA-Stepan and Boyle-Prust. If Callahan's back, thn also Callahan-Dubinsky.
Dubi should stay on the wing.
Centers are Anisimov, Stepan, Boyle, Drury, Christensen, Prospal (if he's back - which would help A LOT) + possibly anybody from minors on the fourth line.
RWs - MZA, Callahan, Gaborik, Prust
LWs - Dubinsky, Wolski, Avery, Fedotenko ...
So what do we have:
Gaborik doesnt have to play just becuse it's Gaborik. Right now I'd rather see Boyle and Prust on the ice than him.
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