: Line Combos:
If we get Richards, our first line LW should be Dubinsky
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06-27-2011, 01:50 PM
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This, like the myth regarding our "system," is likely to change if the team gets Richards. The lines changed all the time because the team sucked dicks offensively and Tortorella would get frustrated and constantly shake things up praying to find some kind of magic combo that worked.
I don't think that happens nearly as much if the offense is working.
I do agree, to a certain extent. With Richards I think you can put anyone with him - and stick to it. With Gaborik, he's babied. He constantly is having guys shuffled in and away from him to see what "works best", when in reality he should be like Richards and make everyone around him better.
It is a little bit different though considering one is a playmaking center and the other sniper on the wing. A little apples and oranges, but in the event that Gaborik DOESNT fit with Richards... then i expect the offense to still be a little wacky and in that case we may still be seeing Torts switch up the lines often.
Hopefully there isnt a need for that.
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