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01-30-2013, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Chunkylover View Post
Why do you think Nyquist should be on the penalty kill? Isn't he sort of undersized? I think they are expecting him to work on bulking up before they graduate him permanently.

Concerning the power play, why are they still running it through the defense? They know they don't have Lidstrom and Rafalski anymore, can't they try to generate offense from lower in the zone. It seems like San Jose is good at holding the puck in the corners and finding the man coming down the slot. Is there no way the Wings can do that? Do they have no passers of the Joe Thornton caliber?

Other than that, you are right, it is early and a lot could change.

Try to enjoy the trip (for what it is, rather than what it is not) as much as the destination.
Well the main reason to bring up Nyquist is to add some scoring punch to our bottom 6. If you add him, however, you need to replace either Cleary or Miller or Eaves. All of these guys PK although Eaves gets token time when we're short handed. So adding Nyquist would possibly result in him needing to help out on the PK. On the plus side he could get some time on the power play too.

Regarding the power play I really do like the idea of going with 4 forwards and 1 d-man. You'd need 8 forwards for your two PP units. Something like:

Pavs, Bert, Fil, Brunner
Z, Mule, Nyquist, Cleary/Sammy/Abdelkader/Emmerton

The idea being you have guys who can hold onto the puck (Pavs, Fil, Z, Nyquist, Bert) and guys who can get a good shot on goal (Brunner, Mule, Sammy, Cleary, Abby). Your d-man is either Kronner or Smith and he helps QB the power play.

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