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07-29-2012, 10:42 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
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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.
That is pretty much what I was saying earlier. Richards is going to dish the puck best to his right, so you want your best shot(and the best shooting position)on the right side. Therefore, Nash makes the most sense.
I do not think it would necessarily be a bad thing to try Cally on the left wing.
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