When did Datsyuk get demoted to the 4th line?
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03-04-2013, 02:05 PM
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Spreading out scoring and mismatches is common. Sticking with a second line that is abysmal that consists of your two worst wingers is not.
Getting Tatar sone nice match ups is all well and good. But not at the expense of an elite talent like Datsyuk. That's the entire strength of team our one two punch at center. You are only kneecapping yourself by neutralizing half the threat.
Pretty big assumption that what Tatar brings to the first line will outweigh what he gives us on the third line. Yeah, playing with Dats, but also against Hossa, Toews, Kane, etc. every night. Datsyuk is still going to have to carry that line whether it's Cleary-Gator next to him, or Tatar-Cleary/Gator.
Meanwhile, we take the only real weapon we have out of the bottom6, allowing teams to load up even more against our top 6.
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