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12-14-2012, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by worraps View Post
The defensive strategy you just described would act to decrease primary scoring and increase secondary scoring. Other teams are clearly lining their best defensive players up against Hall and Eberle but that hasn't prevented them from scoring at all. In theory the rest of the line up should be getting softer match ups because the first line is attracting so much attention.

My concern here is that the new strategy teams like the Rampage will adopt is to converge on Eberle, Hall, and to a lesser extent Hartikainen because they know that no one else on the ice can really hurt them.

A recent example of this is the CHL teams containing Nail Yakupov during the Subway Series.
You are absolutely right. That's what it should do. However, it's not currently working that way as none of the Barons secondary scorers are scoring with any consistency. Teams are almost saying, we are going to minimize what your #1 line does and take our chances with the others.

We aren't in disagreement about this. I'm not sure it's a good idea. But like I said, I do understand the logic behind it. The current strategy hasn't worked for 3 weeks. Time to shake things up.

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