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03-14-2012, 04:12 PM
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I would be careful with the defense of Winnik. I have seen plays, more than last night, where his defense was less than stellar. It's beginning to stand out.
It is a small sample, but there is no way he should be playing on the second line
. He might work with Moore, but . . . this is admittedly a small sample. The hypothesis would be that he doesn't mesh well with more offensively gifted players and is more suited to a checking line role.
I have also noticed that TM is absolutely trying to match Marleau's line to highest qualcomp even though the Sharks are on the road. This has been since Couture was promoted.
At the beginning of the season, Winnik was placed in the second line ( sometimes with the highest TOI)... and Avs fans were bashing him and Sacco mercilessly. He is not made for 1st or 2nd line.
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