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01-20-2013, 01:53 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
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They just dominated without even using the highest gear.
This is the team to beat at West.
And it obvious that we are in deep trouble because of lots of changes and new faces in new roles and not time to adjust for them thanks to lockout and the short trainging camp.
Babcock has a lot to think about. First of all, he should split Z and Dats immediately. Both had 0 shots together, so that's about that "chemistry". Datsyuk is just huge waste of a total line as a winger, because at by himself he could create a dangerous line with two pylons.
And why did Z took those faceoffs? he was 14% at the circle. Datsyuk took the PP faceoffs and was 83%. And he was best FO man at KHL. It should be a no-brainer that Datsyuk takes a faceoff always nevertheless the other players are on the ice.
Dats should also be the main man to have the puck and have his own line. When Z goes with Brunner, Pavel is almost useless there.
Mistakes in lines, but fixable mistakes.
Unfortunately, it seems like the eurotwin chemistry is done -- but it could come back with time. Both D and Z are maestros. They need the puck. It might be overkill to have D-Z and another puck-carrier on the same line.
I'd like to see a Bertuzzi-Datsyuk-Tootoo line for a couple weeks.
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