: Pre-Game Talk:
Mar. 1st CANADIENS@THRASHERS 7:00PM
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03-01-2011, 02:03 PM
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I don't get why people get so upset because Weber is sitting this one. He and Pyatt played the last one against the Canes, Mara and White play this one against the Trashers.
Makes perfect sense for me. Pyatt and Weber against faster teams, White and Mara against more physical teams. I like it.
I think it has a lot to do with Home/Away personally for Weber. I believe that Martin is not comfortable with Weber against all pairings and is unwilling to use him as much on away ice where he can't control easily against who he's sent on the ice. Kinda like how I don't expect Desharnais to be used as much tonight (although against the Thrashers, it's not like they have a dominant line that you're so scared of who is against it... actually they have no line coming close to that).
For Pyatt vs White, I think it depends on how much he's looking for secondary scoring or secondary defense. Pyatt is more reliable defensively and can help against teams with a lot of firepower, White is more for extra scoring. Although the physical aspect can definitely be an important factor in this case too.
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