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01-29-2013, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by CobraAcesS View Post
Landeskog, O'Reilly, Duchy and... ??? Mitchell??? That would at least be adequate if two of those guys were not out of the lineup. McLeod on the PK is horrible, he stands in the middle of the ice and glares at people, and that's about it. More than once hes basically ended up standing shoulder to shoulder with whoever is out there with him.

(I wouldn't mind seeing Olver on the PK over McLeod, guys that can actually anticipate and react to the other teams players.)
The problem with that is we'd be using our best players for the PK and at our current rate that means they'll get half of their TOI per game on the PK. We can't score 5 on 5 if they're playing 4 on 5 all the time.

That is a great plan for a more disciplined team, but not one such as ours imo.

Meanwhile, Duchy should be the guy that attacks after a PK, when the other team's best players are tired. Stastny, O'Reilly, Landeskog & ???!!! should be the top lines, with our third consisting of whomever.

Unfortunately 1/2 of those players aren't playing and 1/4 of them don't exist outside of being a figment of my imagination.

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