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01-24-2011, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by sa cyred View Post
Not to bring up the whole 3 scoring line vs 2 again, but with the current players we have on the team, do you think we would have been as successful as we are (scoring 169 goals, etc etc) if we went with the 2 scoring lines, 1 shutdown, and a rough & tough line? This is saying we added another defensive center, and have Richards and Carter as our top 2 centers. I, personally, dont think we would have, as our team is successful BECAUSE we are rolling the three scoring lines.
What ifs are rarely all that valuable... however, I'm not sure you can assume going for scoring is necessarily going to be more successful than going for stronger situational play. You also have the whole thing with the PP struggling this year, and that being a bit of an anchor on the team's scoring.

I also think the 2-1-1 line setup is more valuable come playoff time than it is during the regular season.

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