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04-21-2011, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by The Wingman View Post
I agree that Miller shouldn't be scratched, he was really good in this game. I don't think you can scratch Abdelkader the way he's been playing either. I think the two weakest links (assuming everyone is healthy) are Modono and Hudler.
They need to keep Abdelkader in the lineup. He's doing all the little things well, he brings size and energy, he's over 61% on faceoffs (best on the team), and they can play him anywhere on any line. I don't know how they even consider sitting him.

Eaves is probably safe after his game 4 but you never know what Babcock will do. Hudler has three points in four games and is playing pretty well, so you'd think he'd be safe. Draper had a solid series but was 4 for 15 on faceoffs in game 4 and under 44% for the series. Modano came back with a point and did some good things early but was generally ineffective.

Smart money says Miller sits for game 1, but I'd sit Modano back down. Or Draper maybe - either one would sit before Miller. But that's me.

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