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01-23-2013, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by doorman View Post
My only issue when people refer to guys a PMD it makes then sound so one demensional. But i think the chemistry to players have is a better way to judge pairings or lines, like you say.
Agreed, theres too much of a line it seems. Your either a shutdown d-man or an offensive d-man.

People assume the best pairings are a "shutdown + offensive d-man" but I think that only happens when teams don't have a lot of depth/variety in their top-6.

Vancouver has Edler, and Ballard who I would consider offensive d-men.
- Bieksa, Hamhuis, Garrison who I would consider "2 way d-men" and Tanev as the lone shutdown d-man (w/ a beautiful 1st pass btw).

So really, you end up with
OD/TWD
TWD/TWD
OD/SD

And those 3 TWD are all capable of 40 points...

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