Thread: Line Combos: 2013 Line Combos Thread II
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02-22-2013, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Randy BoBandy View Post
Charlie Coyle is better than Dany Heatley, I'm saying it. Name one thing that Heatley has that Coyle doesn't besides more time with the top line. Heater went 8 games without a point by the way if your saying Coyle is nothing because he didn't score in 5.

Skating: Coyle it is obvious
Shot: I have yet to see this great Dany Heatley shot, very overrated. So even with slight edge to Heater
Passing: Even, pretty close as far as this year, given Heater can't hold onto the puck long enough to make a pass.
Puck Possession: Coyle
Stick skills: Coyle. Heater cannot dangle to save his life.
Defensively: Coyle

When Heatley isn't one foot away from the goalie on the PP he is completely useless. He doesn't create chances he waits for his linemates to do so then sit patiently for a garbage goal, which rarely happens given his limited mobility and overall suckiness. Given the same amount of time with the top line I would argue Coyle could have just as many points and probably more. 5 goals aint **** for the powerplay time Heater gets in front of the net.
Heatley has a track record in the NHL that is proven enough that you wouldn't expect 8 game scoreless streaks very often. He's earned himself the benefit of the doubt.

Coyle has yet to record a single point in the NHL period. He has yet to earn anything at the NHL level.

That is why Heatley went back to the top line and Coyle was sent to Houston, and it's why Heatley will likely remain on the top line while Coyle likely plays on the 3rd line.

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