: Post-Game Talk:
WCQF Game 2: Hawks Win 4-3 in OT!
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04-15-2012, 02:06 AM
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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.
He made the play? He took away the boards (as any other winger would have) and the puck bounced off him right into the slot. There was far more luck in that play than skill.
Stalberg is not a player cut out to play in the defensive zone, ever.. but at least on the third line, with great two-way player like Bolland, it helps cover up his defensive short-comings while adding a speed element that would otherwise not be on any line in our bottom-6.
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