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06-10-2012, 10:48 PM
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My main point is that Clutterbuck would be best playing zero offense, low puck-possession, but physical and shut-down 3rd line. Exactly like the Ducks 3rd line when they won the Cup. That team had decent offense in the top-6, and they're defense was good enough, that any offensive that was chipped in from the bottom-6 was 100% bonus.

On a team like that, Clutterbuck would be immensely valuable. He could hit and score, but his offensive negatives (bad puck possession and skating past the puck to get a hit) would be minimized.

Instead, we have a 3rd line built around Brodziak, who negates the other team's best lines by eating up huge chunks of time cycling the puck in the offensive zone, something Clutterbuck can't. And our defense that isn't a shut-down blueline.

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