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10-31-2012, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by BBurke View Post
People need to realize this kid is playing behind St.Croix and Samuelsson. He isn't the top scoring option on the team. Once he gets 1st line minutes and is the go-to guy on offence, the numbers will come.
He plays on the 2nd line with Moroz and Samuelsson. Samuelsson takes the offensive zone face-offs (because Lazar has an amazing shot), and Curtis takes all of the face-offs outside of the offensive zone (because he's better at winning draws than Hanks). They've been using this line, in this way, since all the way back in the last WHL playoffs.

Lazar and Samuelsson both have good chemistry and both are excellent hockey players. Mitchell Moroz, in every game I've seen, is a complete non-contributor. He's a decent board player and works hard on the forecheck, but the same can be said of Hank and Lazar. Moroz doesn't add what that line needs, in my opinion. Really, the only thing he adds is an occasional fight. Big whoop.

Also, the Oil Kings use five forwards on the PP quite frequently, so Lazar is always out on that first unit when Laxdall uses that approach. He also generally gets 2nd PK unit time, along with Samuelsson.

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