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Jan 29th versus Buffalo - We need Kessel going tomorrow!
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01-28-2013, 03:15 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
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Kessel doesn't need lupul. He carried a line that consisted of Johnny malkin mitchell and Joey Crabb. I'd say put Orr and Brown at centre/wings to clear up space and dig pucks out of the corner for Kessel and let the man snipe.
Kessel without Lupul: 54 GP, 19G, 16A, 35 Pts, -19 (0.65 PPG, 53 point pace)
Kessel with Lupul: 28 GP, 13G, 16A, 29 Pts, -1 (1.07 PPG, 85 point pace)
He did carry his line without Lupul, but not very far. Looks like obtaining Lupul also improved Kessel's defense.
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