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01-23-2012, 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Mestaruus View Post
PK#1 Komarov-Nokelainen-J.Jokinen
PK#2 Hagman-S.Koivu-Korpikoski
Err... wut? Short-handed usually only sees two forwards on ice (plus two D), not a full line.

Originally Posted by Mestaruus View Post
But if we do add Korpikoski as the workhorse/maskman in 1 of these lines while T.Ruutu does that in the other line and keep the same lines for PP.
I'd actually use Hagman.

And in response to your PP combination speculation... if you really have a chance to roll with a loaded team like that with plenty of candidates in several roles, it's really no shame leaving some guys out of PP duty who might regularly see plenty of time on it.

So it becomes a bit like piecing together an elaborate puzzle. Let's start by putting in the obvious guys, you want Granlund+Immonen combo and Selšnne, but not necessarily in the same unit. Next, you may want some mask men in, at which stage you're likely to roll out with Ruutu & Hagman. One left, 2nd PP C. It's going to fall between M.Koivu and Flip. The good news are that both are multipurpose forwards very useful on PK as well, so it becomes sort of a coin toss.

Two solutions:

Ruutu - Immonen - Granlund
Hagman - Filppula - Selšnne


Hagman - Immonen - Granlund
Ruutu - M.Koivu - Selšnne

What do you do? Simple, you use 'em both, depending on who the opposition is and what they may have studied. It's just that kind of out-of-the-box hockey thinking our current coach is known for.

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