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12-27-2012, 06:31 AM
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JTG
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Originally Posted by Ogrezilla View Post
Morrow has a much better slapshot than Letang, doesn't he? That seems like the biggest weapon he could add to the Pens powerplay that we haven't had since Gonchar left. Nobody can threaten a strong shot from the point while having possession of the puck. Defenses can completely play the pass with no real worry of a strong shot once the puck is settled down. Letang is pure skating and athleticism. He isn't that much of a threat when stationary. I would like to see him playing the position Sullivan was in last season as the 2nd point guy and sliding down that wall instead of the QB.
The big differences between the two is that Morrow has a harder shot (not sure about accuracy), and he has a willingness to use it whenever he can. I also think he has more offensive zone smarts and comfort. You can see when he has the puck on his stick, he has no problem with the puck running through him, and he knows where to dish it. Letang, to me, always seems like he wants to get rid of the puck. He doesn't want to shoot because he doesn't want to offend anyone, and would rather force a play to Sid or Geno.

Half of Letang's problem on the point on the powerplay is he'll hesitate for a split second and lose his shooting lane. Morrow will waste no time bombing a shot on net.

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