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06-28-2012, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by PricePkPatch View Post
An argument YourBuddy (which i still suspect is Carey Price Descended Among Us) made in the other thread made me contemplate a possibility, and I wanted to discuss it.

The point made was that Martin forced everybody to play a Dump & Chase system, which Gomez is ill-suited for. In another system which allows him to carry the puck through the Blue Line, he'd probably be more effective.

It's a bit true, I suspect.

But then, I got worried. Dump & Chase really played into Cole's playstyle and abilities. He's an energy power forward, fast as hell. He has everything in his skillset to thrive on it and create scoring opportunities. Desharnais was pretty good at using Cole's rush and sneak in the zone.

I'm not so worried about Desharnais. The kid is a genius on the ice, he'll likely adjust his play. But do you think Cole would suffer a system change that would put less emphasis on Dump & Chase?

It's not like Therrien would tell them not to dump and chase. All coaches preach getting the puck deep.

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