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02-28-2013, 12:09 PM
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As I said in my previous post, I really like the thought of a Williams Richards Carter line because I feel like Williams' style of play/role just fits well with them.
The reason I disagree with this particular idea (not saying that it's a bad one) is that Justin Williams and Mike Richards are very similar players offensively. What I mean by that is, they're two guys who are very cerebral and utilize touch passes, timing passes, open space passes -- plays that most other players on the roster can't pull off or even visualize.
So that's why I think having them on different units gives you more benefit simply from a number standpoint. It's not to say that they wouldn't work well as a pair, but you could have four other forwards on two scoring lines benefiting with the skills they bring to the ice.
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