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01-02-2012, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by smashville View Post
I was looking at our stats this morning and I noticed that Tootoo has just tied his career high for points at 18 in 37 games. He is tied with SK even after that hat trick last night. Also, Matt Halischuk is tied for second in goals scored with 9. The question is, do we even have a top and bottom six? Or just a middle twelve?
We have a top six but we don't align our forwards in a traditional top six. We deliberately go for three balanced "scoring" lines which creates match up hell for opposing defenses. Compare that to say, Florida, who has all of their forward scoring concentrated in one line (3 fwds with 30+ pts, then a drop to 15 pts for 4th). We could do something similar by moving a healthy Wilson to the Fisher or Legwand line and shuffling a few bodies around to make our 3rd line more of a traditional checking type line.

On paper, our lines don't make a lot of sense at first look ... but they're working.

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