All Purpose Trades/UFA/Roster Discussion Thread (Happy DVM?) Part III
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08-04-2012, 08:13 PM
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Okay so if moving a player to a lower line isn't a punishment and by doing so you improve the forward depth let's try this configuration and see how everyone thinks:
In terms of even strength production Perry and Ryan are about the same so why not move him down in the lineup? But oh you'll point out how Getzlaf and Perry have been joined at the hip and shouldn't be moved. I recall the best hockey Perry ever played was when Getzlaf was hurt in 10-11 so that's not an issue. So why not?
Perry works better with Getzlaf than Ryan ever has, and the stats on paper won't do that argument any justice. That's point one. Point two is that Perry's production increased in 10-11 when Getzlaf returned. It's a common misconception by fans from other teams that Perry did better without Getzlaf than with him. That just isn't true.
Simply put, splitting up Perry and Getzlaf doesn't make sense. They complement each other very well, they play the same type of game, and the two of them together have shown they can succeed regardless of the third player.
Ryan is the logical choice to build a new line around. His game seems to naturally lean towards more of a transition and finesse game, as opposed to the grinding and cycling game that Perry and Getzlaf favor. He's never shown he can prop the line up by himself(ie when Getzlaf and Perry aren't on their game, Ryan can't change that), but he has shown that he can make other lines better. Hell, Ryan himself has expressed a desire to get a shot at running his own line. I don't think he'd say that if he would rather stay with the two of them.
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