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Sami Salo signs with Lightning (2 years, $3.75 million cap hit)
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07-02-2012, 12:12 PM
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Was talking to my buddy who's a Canucks fan last night and he said Salo's never played on the right on the PP before. Also, he thinks Salo wouldn't be a good fit with Stamkos on the blue line because we let in enough shorthanded goals as it is and Salo's too slow to chase down the PK counter and Stamkos, well he isn't a defenseman.
I don't think it'd be a huge issue for Salo to play on the right, since Stamkos has a more accurate shot and his one-timer is more useful/deadly from the left point. If anything, Stamkos also drifts down on the PP, so Salo would be playing more center-right on the blue line. I think Salo would diversify our PP and not let teams just zone in on Stamkos, but he brings up a valid point about Salo's recovery speed to stop shorthanded goals.
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