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Cole's Plus/Minus: Pens vs. Flyers - HOCKEY IS BACK!
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01-20-2013, 10:01 AM
Join Date: May 2006
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Awhile back I gave a number of examples of talented top six wings who were acquired over the last several yrs using a combination of second and third round picks. A second and a good prospect could bring back a really nice winger. Shero just has to find that deal.
Crosby just needs a guy who can carry the puck and draw attention away from him. He doesn't need a superstar. Kunitz and Dupuis will never do that.
We saw last night once again that when matchups are controlled by the other bench, and they have a premiere player checking Crosby, it is going to be tough for him to get going. I know it was the first game, but that was playoff checking Crosby was facing.
Shero can't assume anything by the regular season this time. He needs to get a puck carrier for Crosby so he has more space when the playoffs come around and teams laser target his ass shift after shift.
Bingo. Having one blunt instrument on Sid's line is fine, but you need another forward to be able to carry the mail from time-to-time under tight checking, otherwise it's blatantly obvious who every play is going to be running through and the opposition can swarm with impunity.
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