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04-07-2012, 03:52 PM
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SK74 is definitely struggling offensively but that is not really surprising. He has some talent we all know that but offensively he is a passenger. If his line is doing well then he is doing well. He is hardly ever the offensive catalyst on his line. Fish is the same way to an extent. The catalyst on that line is without a doubt Erat. As Erat goes that line will go. I'm not too worried about them. As long as they continue to play good defensive hockey I know the scoring will come around.
I disagree. Mike has made plays on his own w/o Erat or Erat even being in the game. Kostitsyn has made a couple too on his own but that was w/ his brother AK. I just think that if one person on that line isn't playing well it affects the whole line. They all three have to play well for that line to be good. Erat has to be great on the boards, Mike has to be great in the middle and in front of the goalie and SK has to be able to get and keep the puck in and not get cherry picked by the other team players to take the puck the other direction and all three need to connect better w/ their passes. When all three are on their game, it's a dangerous line but when they aren't then they are less effective. It probably is also teams tightening up their game since its the end of the season and not giving that top line chances to score/develop as a line. Whatever the case is, all three have to play well if that line is going to be a threat as they all rely on the other to be effective, especially between Erat and Mike.
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