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12-27-2012, 03:18 PM
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Bozak allows Sutter to be used as Crosby's LW, adding him to the top 6 (where his skill-set belongs) rather than in the 3C slot where he'll be under-utilized given the majority of the ice-time is eaten up by Crosby and Malkin.
Bozak is more reliable and less expensive in the 3C, whereas Sutter is a much better used asset in the 2nd line LW slot, where you assumed Kulemin would go.
Kulemin should be used on the 3rd line pairing in a shutdown role with Bozak, I assumed Adams would be a good LW pairing there but the Pens fans might see better opportunities for someone else.
Sutter plays centre, so throwing him on the wing wouldn't be using him properly. Besides, the Pens are a team that is built down the middle. They can comfortably run 3 lines consistently due to having spread out scoring from each line. Sutter is a great 3rd line centre for this team; can put up points, great defensively, affordable, and not too good that you feel bad about having him play on a 3rd line (right Jordan?).
Kulemin would be playing with Malkin if he was here. That would probably be the only reason he would be brought here. Cooke is fine at 3rd LW, while Adams is the 4th line centre/right wing.
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