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02-16-2013, 10:31 AM
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I don't get it. We have plenty of guys who COULD be forechecking.

1st line Parise and Koivu, they do it already.

2nd line, well, Brodziak and Seto? And Granlund can do it, too.

3rd line we have Clutterbuck and Cullen, who can both feed Bouchard who is an expert playmaker still.

4th line, well, everyone, really. Mitchell, Rupp and Konopka are all good in what they do.

Should they try some puck possession game in top 6? Absolutely. There's no reason why Parise, Koivu, Granlund or even Seto can't bring it to the zone. Let them do it. 3rd and 4th can dump and chase all they want, they have the speed and grit to do it.

Only if it was that easy... *sigh*.

Still, I trust Yeo. The team is still green, and let's face it, Colorado utilized their rotten D very well against us, just like we did to many teams last year. That being said, I don't think Yeo can actually coach "skill plays", and it makes sense, really. Aeros were not exactly soft when he coached them, and last year we won many games thanks to our heart more than the superior skill and tactics. Now that we'd have the skill to win games, we can't utilize it because we play like underdogs and challengers.

Just my 0.02€ on the subject.

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