Whats the REAL problem behind our injuries?
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01-18-2006, 01:05 PM
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The REAL solution in the Visnovsky situation is to get a solid, large, skating/shooting defenseman that can eat some of those minutes AM overuses Visnovsky on. PP and Even Strength, fine, but cut his minutes on the PK... not because he's bad on the PK, but because if you have bigger defensemen who are also mobile and defensively responsible, you can rest Visnovsky for those minutes and he'll be generally more effective (read: keep his head up when clowns like Fedoruk see a LARGE target on the head of a tiny d-man) throughout the game.
I think Marc has a valid point. AM's system of putting square pegs into round holes also features over-use of several players, which increases risk for injuries. When was the last time AM went even the first period without juggling lines? Undersized teams that over-play certain players lose games in the latter parts of the game.
Has the Conroy line been the same since he broke them up? Why do other teams allow their top lines to stick together and prosper? When did you see Bertuzzi-Naslund-Morrison broken up at their peak? Lindros-Renberg-LeClair? Maybe different talent, but still the top lines on their team.
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