When did Datsyuk get demoted to the 4th line?
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03-04-2013, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by
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Early on, they started with Dats/Z/Brunner; then scrapped it and IIRC Dats was briefly with Flip/Bert. Then came injuries, and Cleary.
Exactly. Cleary getting huge minutes isn't because he's viewed as the third best forward on the team. It's because we've been nailed with injuries since the second game. Plug Flip, Bert, Sammy, and Helm back into the lineup, and watch Cleary (and Abdelkader's) IT fall.
What I'm hoping is that we see Tatar kept in the lineup, and given more minutes where he's paired with more experienced players. Keep him on the third line, but put Helm/Sammy/Cleary/etc, next to him, and keep picking his spots a bit.
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