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01-06-2013, 10:46 PM
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Shawn Horcoff had 1 pp goal in his last 60 games last year. He had zero game winning goals last year. He was 2nd only to Eberle (and only by 2 minutes) on the whole team of pp time. Horcoff had almost nothing to do with the good pp last year. If they want someone to stand in front of the next then put one of the best players in the league at that over the years. #94
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The unit succeeded with Horcoff in that role, even when he wasn't putting up goals. True, he might not be a wizard in front of the net like Smyth is. I'd argue that Horcoff is better at cycling the puck and passing it though. I remember him setting up a few goals that Smyth probably wouldn't have been able to. Either way, both of them are going to end up on the power play. I don't think it would make too much of a difference if they switched units.
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