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02-07-2013, 03:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Hemsky_83 View Post
He's in a slump? Guy is point/game right now. If this is a "slump" the way to get him back on a roll is to put him with Gags-Hemsky
I actually don't think the 2nd line has been outplaying the first line.

Tonight was the first night to me it looked like they really started to click as a unit because Yakupov became more activated.

They've benefited from better puck luck and easier match ups.

The first line out chances our other three lines combined for most games this season, they're just snake bit (see Eberle again today, Hall overreacted to his missed penalty shot the other night by trying to shoot between the legs, etc. etc.).

When Yakupov's game ratchets up and he gets more comfortable at the NHL level, then that second line will be scary, though Hemsky and Gagner should learn already to start looking for his shot more often. He has the best shot on the team.

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