Thread: Proposal: Give Plekanec a chance?
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07-13-2012, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Pierre Dagenais View Post
Has Plekanec ever played well with Gionta?
He's played very well with Gionta. However he doesn't score lots with Gionta because that pairing only got put together to play big defensive minutes as befits the team's best defensive center playing with its best defensive winger. Bigger than either normally play which is saying something.

Cammalleri-Plekanec-Gionta weren't lighting it up but they matched up against top units about equal while taking loads of defensive zone faceoffs. With that kind of set up your other lines should score enough to make up the difference.

Pacioretty-Plekanec-Gionta was also one hell of a line when it played together in 2010-11.

As I keep saying, you have to track roles and not just scoring to understand line usage.

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