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03-11-2011, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Norm MacDonald View Post
That's really disingenuous. Carle and Coburn play on those pairings because they compliment their partners well. Especially in the case of Coburn, he's every bit as important defensively for that pairing as Timonen.

Meszaros is nice for second unit special teams, but even strength play is more important. Laviolette plays him on the third pairing because he often gets outmatched defensively.
Even if I entirely agreed with your points, do you REALLY believe Coburn and Carle aren't getting those minutes because their partners happen to be Kimmo Timonen and Chris MF'ing Pronger?

Kimmo and Pronger dictate their minutes, Coburn and Carle are along for the ride.

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