Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Chris Tanev recalled
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01-18-2012, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Bobby Lou View Post
Don't want to be nit-picky here, but Tanev is going to be the only natural right-side defenseman outside of Bieksa. I'd think he'd play on the second pairing based on depth, but I'm not sure if they'll want to do that or keep Rome with Edler (out of position as he's natural left-side) and reunite the Ballard-Tanev pair. Either way, Tanev helps a lot because now we'll only have one guy (Rome) playing out of position on the wrong side, instead of two depth guys playing out of position. I'm hoping they at least try Edler-Tanev at this point in the season to see what we've got there; it's not totally out of the Rome of possibility that Tanev plays well enough we can run a Ballard-Salo pairing when Salo is healthy and limit Salo's minutes a bit with Edler-Tanev playing the tougher match-ups. Best case scenario.
Please, do explain this.

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