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02-03-2013, 02:45 PM
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Jurky
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Originally Posted by The Fading Captain View Post
Brunner has scored goals. But his play, otherwise, has not been something you notice.
He needs to be more involved on the play.

You have three guys who like to shoot the puck on one line and ZERO guys who like to shoot the puck on the other.

Trading Flip for Brunner might help the Z line's defensive issues and give Datsyuk the right-handed shooter he hasn't had since Hull/Shanahan.

In those first two games with the Z-D-Brunner line, Brunner had a couple really good even strength chances.
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Originally Posted by The Fading Captain View Post
Datsyuk + Franzen is terrible.
This.

I suggested this in another thread as was told how it is extremely over-rated to pair passers with shooters.

Someone needs to be shooting for Pav's line to be successful, just look at that lines best games, against Minny Bert had 5 shots and that line scored 2 goals against Dallas Filp led the team with 6 shots and that line scored 2 goals. When Filp and Bert aren't shooting that line is pretty ineffective, not shooting isn't a concern when it comes to Brunner. He's can enter the zone well enough because of his speed and from what I've seen he is pretty good at finding the soft spots and getting open. Add to that Bert's size and it's a match made in heaven IMO.

Bert-Pav-Nose
Mule-Hank-Filp

And just roll those as our PP forward units as well.

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