Hockey At 9:35AM? Western Conference Finals Rematch Marlies @ Barons 11/13 9:35AM MDT
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11-13-2012, 11:14 PM
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They are still awfully young although i do agree that they need to be better defensively.
As i said before, it's a bad idea to play all three together. I didn't like it last year either, i think a lot of folks here got enthralled with the kid line due to the offensive flashiness but the reality is that they were struggled as much defensively as they did well offensively plus they struggled
against big physical teams.
I don't see anything changing this season unless a physical element is added to the top 6. I don't care how skilled they will be with the addition of Yakupov and a healthy Hemsky, the same problems will still remain. Teams like St. Louis, L.A. and Phoenix will have a field day with this group.
Yeah, agree, I'm not much of a fan of a kidline getting difficult assignments at the NHL level. They should be able to handle it here and the time is now to improve their game and see what they can do in allround play.
As far as Yakupov he's the strongest of the bunch imo and much better defensively then people seem to give him credit for. This is a more complete player. I've been very impressed by Yakupov from what I've seen. He also really understands the transition game and how to turn defence to offence. He's a great NZ player imo. An isolated view perhaps but I think people will really be surprised. This being a player that dominates all over the ice.
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