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12-29-2012, 01:41 AM
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Tender Rip
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Originally Posted by JTG View Post
Mario QB'ed the powerplay his entire career here...never once did he play the top point.
Mario was Mario. It is not an argument referring to what he could do.
Even if of course he hardly suffered when a natural QB like Paul Coffey was added to the mix....

To some extent he then became (even) less the QB than the focal point or trigger man, if you will.

A bit like how Ovechkin was/is clearly the focal point of Washington's PP, even if Green and Backstrom QB it. AO never did.
At least until a season ago, the purpose of the PP was to get the puck to AO for a onetimer. Mario was a lot more than just the triggerman, but primarily he was where the PP was supposed to end up.

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