David Desharnais Discussion (Slow Start & Contact Talk)
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01-28-2013, 12:03 AM
Et le But
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New York
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I think the rule should be one midget per line not one midget per team.
As long as Desharnais, Gionta, and Gallagher are on three separate lines, the Habs actually have the size to pull off a proper balance.
And if somebody gets injured, throw in Travis Moen who is 6'2", or in four weeks, Max Pacioretty who is 6'2".
Gionta is strong for a midget though, he wins battles. Plekanec, if you count him as "small", also wins battles despite not being particularly physical. Which is why they can play together without hurting anyone. But Desharnais, and not due to a lack of effort, gets outmatched and that's why he especially needs bigger teammates, and doesn't necessarily have to play as a C.
Gallagher at this point is in the same situation but as long as the sheltered line is working I'd leave it alone, especially because playing Gallagher and DD together is probably an awful idea. Which is why the logical short term move is not to mix the lines up
, but just to flip Eller and Desharnais so the middle is sturdier.
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