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Cole's Plus/Minus: Pens vs. Flyers - HOCKEY IS BACK!
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01-20-2013, 05:39 PM
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Really? I think Hossa is the only guy Crosby ever truly did have chemistry with. People talk about a guy like Kunitz, but chemistry doesn't equal "playing with each other for years." When Hossa was here it was the only time Crosby had someone to give and go with, i.e. it was the only time Crosby played with someone that could use his finesse game to the its fullest extent. I don't think that just because Crosby has a "gritty star" look to his game doesn't mean those same players are who he's best with. Of course, it's all about creating space. If he played with Perry or Hossa I don't think you'd see a world of difference.
I dunno I thought Kunitz had absolutely perfect chemistry with Crosby when Sid was on that 25 game point streak. I know that's not a particularly large sample size but I thought Kunitz had a respectable amount to do with how well Crosby was playing at that time. He was getting into open areas for Sid and he was also passing the puck to Sid better than I've ever seen him.
I think in general Kunitz and Sid click pretty well. Kunitz just doesn't have high end skill so it's never going to look particularly pretty between him and Sid. But they do read off each other pretty well.
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