Predators vs. Devils - 10/15/11 - "Shout at the Devil" edition
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10-17-2011, 03:04 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
I think we need a PP QB as a specialty guy much worse than an enforcer, but I get your point. I think a lot of fans have been thinking that Smithson is becoming more and more replaceable. Another player who can do well on the PK is Gabriel Bourque. Spaling-Bourque and then Fisher-Halischuk/Tootoo/Geoffrion can make up the two forward units for our PK. Smithson brings hustle and size. He is strong along the boards, plays responsible hockey, and isn't afraid to stick up for teammates. He does a lot for the team, but he definitely is becoming the most expendable of some redundant pieces.
@rosey, you mentioned the shootout and seem puzzled at the selections. Unless they have changed something, Trotz selects his three shooters based on practice shootouts. Line ups have to be handed in before the game begins, including shootout line ups. If Legwand, O'Reilly, and Halischuk are the players slotted for the shootout then they have to be the first three shooters unless one or more them gets hurt.
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