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03-08-2013, 12:15 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
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This is one of the biggest changes for the kids this year. Far better quality of competition and not getting the sheltered minutes they did last year. Part of why although they still look dangerous they're not scoring as much. The chances are there but they have to make the decisions quicker than last year and it's been throwing the youngsters off. All part of the learning curve but it's painful to watch.
A bottom 6 that can not only hit but also give an opposing team fits means you don't need all your scoring to come from the top 6 as they'll earn scoring chances on their own.
How are they being sheltered this season? IIRC (I don't know how to find the stats to back this assumption up if someone can help me lol), the Hall/Nuge/Eberle line played against the top defenseman last season almost every game they played together?
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