Thread: Rumor: Sykora back to NHL
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01-11-2013, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by DavidBL View Post
What did Elias do that made him effective, that other players didn't?
Elias & Sykora have always had chemistry together - so being together again revitalized them both this season.

And, it's also part of the reason that I said he needed a good two-way playmaker.

Sykora is too slow and not strong enough to generate offense on his own.
So if you pair him with linemates that are defensively responsible and can also get him the puck, he'll fire it away on net. Elias & Zubrus were perfect in that sense.
Clarkson even got a couple of goals as they ricocheted off his body via Sykora's point shot.

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