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12-27-2011, 04:09 PM
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The praise for the Dubi-Boyle-Mitch line is a little overboard.
Sure, they spend lots of time in the offensive zone. The problem with that line is that they never seem to move the puck off the wall.
So either they need someone like Hagelin there who can create some space with his skating or they need someone like Wolski, who is more creative and can get the puck going towards the net. Either way, the line can be improved.
While I would like to see a goal here and there, I think you undersetimate how effective this is later in games.
Grnding like this down low pretty much every shift wears out a teams defence. Both physically and mentally.
I believe this grinding style is one of the reasons we have the success we have in the 3rd periods
Would it help is we scored mre often from that line, yeah, but they are doing their jobs and they are doing those jobs very well and we are seeing the results from that late in games.
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