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04-10-2011, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ThirdManIn View Post
I honestly wouldn't mind seeing Trotz put Fish with Ward and Spaling/Smithson as a shut down line. Open Leggy up to be more offensive, while still allowing him to play a decent shut down role against Selanne's line. Keep one of the top two defensive pairings on the Getzlaf line.

The one thing that must be addressed and that can actually be fixed is the sloppy play in our own zone, especially late in games. Anaheim will absolutely bury you if you don't make quick, smart decisions with the puck on the break out. The cute crap we saw last night in the neutral zone won't cut it. The cluster **** we saw the last time we played Anaheim doesn't cut it either.

Keys to winning this series will be discipline (both in limiting penalties and in puck possession), helping Rinne out as much as possible (he's elite, but if we can keep him from having to prove he's elite we are almost impossible to beat), exploiting any weaknesses in defense and goaltending every time we get a chance, and good coaching (especially in terms of match ups). Anaheim isn't a deep team. I think Trotz wins this coaching duel.
So your saying:

Spaling-Fisher-Ward
Hornqvist-Legward-Erat

As your top six? (provided Erat is healthy)

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