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12-12-2012, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Eskimo44 View Post
Moving the puck against the other teams top players is a lot different than doing it on the 3rd pairing. Petry can skate and pass like Russel but has the size and physicality you can't teach. Petry is a far far better two way player. He can help a PK too you know.
It's not a Petry vs. Russell thing. Russell is Hitchcock's boy, and his partnership with Polak was our best against LA, mainly because Petro was hurt and his partners were more than useless. Russell and Polak was our only pairing to do anything.

I think it is very likely that Russell-Polak would be our 2nd pairing over Jackman-Petry. At a minimum they are equals. When it is Jackman-Shattenkirk, they are clearly our 2nd pairing when everyone is at their best.

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