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10-23-2011, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ECWHSWI View Post
I wouldnt say he lost all confidence, but from all the games he played so far with us, it's pretty clear the guy HAS to play a power game to be effective... the only time he looked solid (not only this game) is when games were a little more physical...

I think the guy would be great if he could be on a line equivalent to Eller-AK-Moen...
Originally Posted by LeMAD View Post
5: He's not playing with Eric Staal.
The only center who plays similarly to Staal (and this is not to say he's near Staal in terms of talent etc.) is Eller. Even though that line was good last year, and great last night, that's a good spot to try Cole. Eller and AK have good chemistry, and Eller likes to play a North South game, and to cycle down low in the offensive zone, which would be a great fit for Cole. Also, move Moen to play with MaxPac/Desharnais to help protect DD in the defensive zone.

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