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12-20-2012, 08:03 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
The only Canadian defensman who I'd say played well today was Reinhart.
Hamilton forces plays that arent there (don't like Rielly and him together...doesn't work for me).
Ouelette I'll give a pass for rust, but he looked pretty weak out there, couldn't make a breakout pass to save his life.
Ryan Murphy, I would hate to play with. You can never tell what's going on in his head. It's exciting and hard to defend, but in a team system/dynamic it would be hard to adjust.
The pairs I'd like to see are:
Reinhart-Rielly (guys who can skate like Morgan should have little issue playing the off side on big ice)
The last 3 just mix and match until something works.
I found JC Lipon the most diverse forward today. He seemed to slot into every line seamlessly. I liked his game a lot.
Not overly impressed with Strome and I wouldn't be surprised if Mackinnon steals that #2c spot by the medal round. Also think Strome would make a better winger than mackinnon so far.
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