Thread: Ukraine: HC Donbas
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09-27-2012, 01:15 PM
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I really wish that Donbass would play more of their Ukrainian players. Even if they don't play impact roles, it would be better to have them playing than sitting in the pressbox night-in and night-out. Rather than playing borderline Russian's and Finn's, Donbass should be playing Ukrainian's in bottom 6 roles. I think their 4th line should always be:

Materukhin-Donika-Varlamov

Why play foreigners on the 4th line? It's nice that Kvitchenko, Fedotenko and Ponikarovsky are playing in the top 6, but it wouldn't hurt to play Lyutkevich on the 4th defense pairing even if only for 4-5 minutes a game over Matousek (a forward!). I know the coach isn't a Ukrainian and therefore likely doesn't care about that, but on a Ukrainian team at least 6-7 guys should be Ukrainans.

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