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03-01-2013, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by The Fading Captain View Post
I think that's silly.
Having Tatar playing the way he does will make Datsyuk more dynamic.

And having Datsyuk play dynamic is a lot more important that having a fourth line play with some pop

It's funny watching people defend Babcock on this. Just like they defended Lashoff on the top pairing (a decision that cost us several points in the standings)
No, you've missed my point. I'm saying that if we put Tatar on the 1st line right now with Filppula, Bertuzzi and Samuelsson injured, we need to call up Nyquist for the 3rd line to replace the absence of Tatars offense. Calling up Tatar helps Datsyuk, helps Tatar and the team, but it creates another problem. Calling up Nyquist and putting him on the 3rd line rather than Cleary or Abdelkader potentially alleviates that problem.

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