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02-03-2013, 07:06 PM
The Zetterberg Era
Nyquist Explosion!
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Originally Posted by joe89 View Post
What's the logic about that last part? I'd label Nyquist as the better defensive player of the two if that's what you're implying. Calling Tatar up is just the best way to keep everyone happy, Nyquist already got a game.
The second part is what I really think is going on. While he plays a little heavier, Nyquist isn't nearly as weak as he used to be and backchecks like a monster. He could play on the third line, just don't expect big hits. It isn't like Tatar will land a lot of those either although he does physically engage more. Right now either guy should be playing over the people in front of them that are bringing very little to the table.

I think Abdelkader - Helm - Tatar is an interesting line. But I do think a part of this is keeping Tatar happy and rewarding him for the amount of work he has done on his defensive and physical game.

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