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02-15-2013, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by scramble91 View Post
I was thinking about grabner as another potential scorer but I don't know if his blazing speed would be best utilized in our system. The kings system is primarily based on gap control, which can negate him being able to break away. He does take it to the net and he will add more speed, I'm just curious if it could work .
I think it was Gagne, and Lewis that used something close to what Grabner does in game 4 of the Finals last year. While they didn't score any goals they still generated I think 3-4 breakaways/rushes early in that game and were very effective. Grabner certainly wouldn't hurt and the Kings have enough good to great passers in Kopitar, Richards, Stoll, Doughty, and Martinez to feed the puck to him. I think Grabner has a good enough first step and fast enough acceleration to be very effective finding seams and hitting them when the puck is on its way there to work in a gap control system.

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