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01-21-2013, 10:11 AM
Kriss E
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Originally Posted by PricePkPatch View Post
Therrien's strategy is to prepare for PK's arrival so the D doesn't have to scramble again once he is sitting again at the top of the depth chart.
I'm not so sure that it is. He's been clear about asking about PK and just focusing on the guys he currently has on the team.
Markov and Emelin was a no brainer. With or without PK, we all knew the two russians were likely going to be paired together. Emelin plays the perfect style to complement Markov, and he needs help with his english. Makes perfect sense. Only question mark is if he can get comfortable on his off side.

That leaves Gorges, Kaberle, Bouillon and Diaz.
Gorges is comfortable on his off wing, so despite us probably being better off with Gorges-Diaz as a 2nd unit, it was likely not going to happen because neither Kaby or Bouillon, at this stage in their careers, should be asked to play on their off wing.
So, means Gorges on 2nd pair, Diaz on 3rd.
Bouillon already played with Gorges, so it made sense.

I don't think this was made in case PK comes back. I wouldn't be surprised to see things change either.

Personally, I would have gone with Gorges-Diaz, and Kaberle-Weber.
We'll see what happens.

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