Thread: Line Combos: How can we improve the bottom six?
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11-11-2011, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
I don't see any players on the bottom six who are capable of making plays with the puck or who have any shred of creativity to their game. That's the problem.

Clifford, Lewis, Stoll, Hunter, Moreau, Fraser, Westgarth, they are all north-south skating players. The only bottom six forward with a shred of agility is Brad Richardson but he's not someone I'd expect to be the go-to-guy to create offense on the bottom six.
We've only seen them play in the NHL with Terry Murray. It's not really fair to say they have no shred of creativity to their game. The same could have been said about Moulson and Purcell under Murray.

Murray helped destroy Frolov's game and confidence and he's now in Russia. Poni came in as a consistent 20 goal scorer and did nothing with Murray. Hunter has scored in the NHL at a solid 15 goal rate and Murray is happy with his "board-to-dot" play, but still wants goals from him.

Getting shots from between the dots will increase scoring with all 4 lines.

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