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02-11-2013, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by sw1tch View Post
Thats being results orientated. If Stoll isn't near Datsyuk and the puck is just out of Doughty's reach, Datsyuk walks around Doughty and is suddenly all alone in the slot and odds on fav to end the game. Thats a much scarier situation than a puck thrown at the net from the blueline
No, Datsyuk is not out of Doughty's reach. Doughty is still in front of him. In fact, if Stoll not where he is, Doughty likely wouldn't even have played the puck at all, instead playing Datsyuk like what was supposed to happen on that coverage situation.

Heck, if Doughty ties up Datsyuk, Stoll can come down in support to try and fish for a loose puck, while still staying between Datsyuk and the player he should be covering.

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