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Malkin's Line Concerns Me Deeply. Panic!
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02-11-2013, 02:39 PM
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I'm putting it on Malkin. He makes passes to Neal he doesn't have to avoiding an open ET, Jeffrey, TK, or Boychuk. If we put any of his rotating wing with Crosby the results would be better.
Malkin's play isn't without room to criticize, but not because he should use those guys better. Boychuk doesn't get in position to receive a pass and, if he happens to be in position, will lose possession if there's any type of battle for the puck because he abdicates under defensive pressure. Tangradi boots every single pass reception or stares at it as it goes past his stick, ending possession (unllike dupuis, he isn't quick enough to recover a pass he kicked to the corner). Kennedy will shoot from a bad position, ending possession.
"Using" any of these guys is a sure-fire way to end possession. There's no way to "use" them well.
Of course, that's not necessarily true of Jeffrey, but the coaches don't like him for some reason.
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