Thread: Post-Game Talk: WCQF Game 2: Hawks Win 4-3 in OT!
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04-15-2012, 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by HossTheBoss View Post
Because Stalberg has been 100% ineffective in this series and he's played some of his best hockey as a Hawk in the bottom-6. Shaw plays the same way no matter what line he's on.
Stalberg has played his best hockey lately with Sharp. No reason to break that up because of a couple of off nights. 100% ineffective is incorrect. He hasn't played his best and has made some mistakes, certainly. Made the play to set up the game-winning goal, I'd say that has some value.

But Stalberg is not a player cut out to be playing in the d zone all night. That 3rd line starts so many shifts in the defensive zone that it really doesn't maximize Stalberg's strengths, but instead his defensive weaknesses.

Plus who knows with Shanahan if Shaw will get a game or 2 for that ridiculous play behind the net.

Also, it must be reiterated how badass Jonathan Toews is. He had a pretty off night, but still just worked so hard right down to the very end. Didn't show up on the scoresheet, but they never tie it without him harassing Vermette after Kane's shot missed wide. Toews created that whole opportunity by disrupting Vermette enough for the puck to come to Seabrook, and it's just another play by a great, great player. I mean, to miss two months and return to this series....very tough to do and he's showing why he's one of the best players in the league.

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