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09-24-2012, 12:19 PM
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Anton Dubinchuk
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Originally Posted by Jussi Trollinen View Post
S11//S12//Semin
Corvo//Pitkänen

Tlusty//Jokinen//Skinner
McBain//Ruutu

Thoughts?
No.

What part of Ruutu's game suggests to you that he'd be a good powerplay QB, if you don't mind me asking?



Listen everyone, I get the whole "two same-handed pointmen can't be on the same pairing," I really do. But JR is on record as saying that Faulk's like the best teenage defenseman he's ever seen. If they really are willing to not play one of Pitkanen, McBain, Corvo, or Faulk simply based on handedness, what in the world makes you think Faulk's gonna be the odd man out? Two months ago weren't we basically talking about Corvo being the 7th defenseman?

Prediction: We have basically three point pairings on the powerplay:

Pitkanen - Faulk
Pitkanen - McBain
Pitkanen - Corvo

While I wouldn't say our D is good this year, I definitely think it's a little better, and I think that means we can reduce Pitkanen's even strength minutes to let him play basically the entire PP.

(On an off note, Sanguinetti being a righty certainly doesn't help his chances of making this team...)

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