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03-09-2013, 02:45 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Originally Posted by
McDunna with Fries
I don't think it's really Richards favoritism, but more of Stepan having the magic touch of reviving slumping players. You don't want to break up Hags and Nash, and you want Gaby to get back into his groove, so getting him on the same line as Steps makes sense. I personally wouldn't break up the Hags-Step-Nash line but you could certainly see the logic behind it.
I understand the logic, but there is better ways of implementing the change. You let the lines work out as is, and then as the game progressed(hopefully with a significant lead)you make line adjustments.
Torts, instead, takes Richards(who hadn't played two games)and throws him on the first line with Nash.
Now, its probably going to take at least a couple games(if it works at all)for that line to start to getting its timing. Meanwhile, we run the risk of losing crucial points...
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