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03-02-2013, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Roulin View Post
...but Gallagher has never regularly been the 3rd man in, at any level (since being drafted, anyway). His whole game is based on being aggressive in puck pursuit. And, to bring it back to the post about Desharnais - if anything DD has less of that cerebral, 3rd man in attitude than Plekanec, Eller or Galchenyuk.

I don't think you re-arrange roles strictly by size. I rarely saw Tyler Kennedy hang back as the 3rd man in to let Staal or Malkin go kamikaze.
I know, but I noticed Cole's last couple games, he'd be the first man in and dump the puck for the next guy, who happened to be Gionta, who'd get hit and lose the board battle and the puck would go the other way. I'd rather an Eller/Prust/Patches board battle and have Gally come in later and crash the net or snipe in the slot whenever possible.

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