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01-10-2013, 10:48 AM
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McSauer
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Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway View Post
It's not just a question of offense it's balancing the lines, as well. We saw what Hagelin-Richards-Gaborik did together. That's because each had a role, knew it and did it. Break up Nash and Gaborik and you have two lines that, at least on paper, have that same balance. Again, put Nash and Gaborik on separate lines creates match up problems for opposing teams. Which line do you match your checking line against?

Why have a 1-2 punch when you can have a 1a-1b punch?
EXACTLY. This shouldn't even be an option unless on the PP or down late in the game...spread the wealth, make it harder for teams to match up against us...

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