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02-01-2013, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Tak7 View Post
The problem that Carlyle has with his powerplay, is that they practice in 5 man units.

Kostka (Liles on 5 on 3s) -Phaneuf / Kessel-Bozak-JvR


Liles - Franson / Kulemin - Grabo - Kadri

He's hesitant to start mixing and matching because of the PP time they've spent practicing.

The Kessel line has looked OK on the powerplay (scored last night, had chances), but the Liles-Franson partnership looks SO MUCH better on the point than Phaneuf and Kostka.

Randy has to be willing to switch it up a little bit. My guess is we may see lots of chopping and changing on the PP if it struggles during the Boston game.

1 - Liles back up on the first unit.

2 - Hamilton on the PP for a net presence
I would be just fine with that. Ultimately, it doesn't really matter how much a unit has practised, if it doesn't produce it's not working and a change needs to happen. I would like to leave the 3 forwards consistent and just mix up the D.

Phaneuf has all that PP time and nothing to show for it.

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