Thread: Line Combos: What are your day 1 line Combos
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07-29-2012, 10:20 PM
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Inverted wingers have a propensity to be snipers or at least goal scorers, and are generally not more board-play specialists. That isn't absolute but that is the tendency. Playing the off wing allows you to have a better angle at net on the rush or whilst cutting inside, but makes it more difficult to play the puck hard around the boards or have a good dump in.

With Rick Nash at LW and Cally at right you'd have two guys with their sticks further away from goal. Its not a deal-breaking issue. But it is something to consider. If you want Nash on Richards's RW, I don't think you want Callahan on the left. You'd go with one of Kreider or Hagelin instead. I do not think Cally fits the mold of an inverted LWer. Nor do I think Nash or Gaborik are better suited at LW.

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