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10-26-2011, 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by markzab View Post
This for sure. Seems like when there are two threats like Roo and Jagr out there Hartnell just either works harder, or nobody pays attention to him. Either way, it worked.
Honestly, I think Hartnell w/ Roo and Jagr was one of the most obvious line combinations possible... either that or Simmonds w/ Roo and Jagr (like the 1st PP unit).

Jagr and Roo already proved that another skill player (like JVR) is kind of wasted w/ them, as both Roo and Jagr need the puck on their stick to do their best work. What they need is a big body to drive the net, create some screens, and work hard for the rebounds... someone who knows how to make a difference away from the puck. Simmonds and Hartnell best fit that bill. So it's no surprise to me that the line has been at its best w/ Hartnell out there instead of JVR.

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