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02-09-2013, 07:53 AM
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How on Earth would he score from his "natural position" playing with two guys that are as rare as endangered species in controlling the puck in the offensive zone. Or in Belangers case even being in the offensive zone?
Maybe Yak needs to be the Russian Rocket and blow past entire D's all by himself like its a track meet on ice. Or have a very long range ballistic missile slapshot.
To sustain his confidence, production, potential, he needs to be playing with players that can even remotely complement that potential. Do we really want to send our only present goal scorer into a crashing stall?
For what reason?
You're being overdramatic. Paajarvi has been pretty good at gaining the zone the last couple of games and also generated some offense and even some sustained pressure though it usually ends up with Hartikainen getting stuck behind the net and trying the same move every time to carry the puck in front. That line has also been pretty ok on the forecheck.
He can't score to save his life but he can create offense.
You make it sound like the Hartikainen/Paajarvi line hasn't visited the o-zone at all which just isn't true.
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