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2013 Line Combos Thread II
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02-06-2013, 11:23 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
The PP more than anything I think is Yeo's weakest point. Having two different handed shooters at the point makes sense except Yeo isn't running the same PP system as Lemaire (who had Zidlicky-Bergeron and Burns-Johnsson). Yeo's got one guy at the point with a guy at either half wall and two guys around the net.
Ideally, you'd have right hand shots on the left side of the ice and left hand shots on the right side of the ice, but we don't have many talented right hand shots. Well, unless Seto decides to show up and Coyle stays up.
You wouldn't think of it as three forwards and two points, two wall, two net, and a point player. Kind of goofy, but from that line of thinking, you'd have:
Left Wall - Left Net - Right Net - Right Wall // Point
Seto - Heatley - Parise - Koivu // Suter
Gilbert - Coyle - Granlund - Butch // Brodin
1st unit you have a RH shot on the wall so when Suter passes it off, he can one-time it. If Seto can shoot one timers...Heatley and Parise working around the net (Parise better with the puck so he and Koivu can work from the right boards)...Koivu at the right boards, Suter at the point to distribute.
2nd unit similar construction, I put Brodin at the point as I think his hockey IQ and puck movement is excellent...Gilbert at left wall (even though he's scored both goals from the right wall) gives the good RH shot, Coyle a RH big body around the net to screen and smack goals home, Granlund and Butch working at the right net and wall respectively.
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