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03-05-2013, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
Last year, having DD play with Pacioretty and Cole mean that Plekanec played with Staubitz and White (or Moen, or Darche) and Eller played with Bourque. The reverbations of a strong DD line was a last place team.

This year, our winger depth is stronger:
- Galchenyuk and Gallagher have been added to the team. We get a full season of these two rather than half a season of Cammalleri of AK46. An unexpected upgrade.
- Darche's replacement, Armstrong, is not playing on the 2nd line.
- Prust and Armstrong each play 2 minutes a game on the PK, saving the stamina of Plekanec, who is playing a minute less per game than last year, making him more effective on offense.
- Bourque's injury has the same effect as Gionta's injury last year.

Due to the upgrades on the wings, having DD center an offensive specialist line is not a detriment to the team this year as it was last year. Last year it was a net negative because rolling Staubitz-Plekanec-White as a 2nd line was too big a price to pay, this year, we have more depth, so it is strategic time allocation.

You're so ****ing biased. It's not even funny any more.

there is NO corrolation between this line performance and the last place finish last season.

Have you ever heard about coaching decisions ?.. DD is not the one picking up his linemates and deciding about his ice time. So, get the **** off his back. Off course, you gonna find a zillion stats, including the birth date of DD's father or the name of his dog to prove your point.

No one ever said that DD was the new incarnation of Wayne Gretzky. But he is a ****ing honest, hard working guy who has some shortcomings in his game...But very few have none, don't you trhink ?

This treads about DD are beyond ridiculous.

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