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05-23-2011, 08:42 PM
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I'm not sure who has the better powerplay.

Pro Ottawa: Pronger-Simpson are the best pair of PP pointmen in the series.

Pro NJ: better PP depth. After Pronger and Simpson, I don't think Ottawa has another standout offensive defenseman in the lineup. (I'm not sure if Gerard is even as good offensively as Coulter and That isn't Coulter's strength). Whereever Bentley plays just moves around the weakness - if he plays the point, Ottawa's second unit forwards are a weakness. If he plays up front, Ottawa's second unit pointmen are a weakness.

I think Ottawa has a slightly better first unit but NJ has a better second unit.

Penalty kill:

I think Ottawa has an elite first PK everywhere but in goal. Does the advantage of Charlie Gardiner make up for the fact that Ottawa's first PK defensemen and forwards are a bit better than their NJ counterparts? Maybe, maybe not.

Depth penalty killers appear fairly equal at first glance.

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