Thread: Andrew Gross: MDZ: "Never Been So Motivated"
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06-01-2011, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Vito Andolini View Post
Protecting him would be to play him with a capable defensive d-man and getting some help on the powerplay to take some pressure off him. I'm not sure if either of those situations are going to happen.
I was referring to protecting him from getting his ass handed to him in tough defensive situations

Minimize his even strength shifts, smart line changes, smart pairing with our offensive lines, and most importantly relying heavily on the young workhorses of staal girardi sauer and mcd

They did this a lot with the mccabe gilroy pairing at the end of last season

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