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02-25-2013, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by saywut View Post
Well Heatley-Koivu-Seto didn't exactly light it up last year, can't blame Yeo for not going back to it. Don't see how putting Parise with a couple 3rd line talents(at this point in time) is going to help him find his game either.

Pretty much echoing what I've been saying, every team runs it and the problem is the placement/chasing. Try to soften the D. Try to back them off too, but like I said they're not afraid of us so they force us to dump.
Koivu last year was 0.8 ppg, this year he is 0.7 ~ 12% lower
Heatley last year was 0.64 ppg, this year he is 0.52 ~ 18% lower
Seto last year was 0.52 ppg, this year he is 0.35 ~ 32% lower

I just don't understand how we can go:
Heatley-Koivu-Parise -- doesn't work
Coyle-Koivu-Parise -- doesn't work
PMB-Koivu-Parise -- doesn't work

without even trying something else.

Maybe something else wont work but we haven't even tried it.

I feel the Coyle-Cullen-Parise could work because the 2nd line gets shooting lanes but is weak along the boards, I think Parise and Coyle can win board battles and still have enough speed to keep the shooting lanes open.
I also believe it keeps the 1st line dangerous enough to prevent defense from shifting to shut down the 2nd.

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