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03-12-2013, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by opendoor View Post
Iginla's problem is he's lazy about defending. He's consistently outshot and out scored when on the ice and often bails on the defensive zone to cherry pick. Though I guess he'd fit right in with AV's system of no puck support for the defense.
That's only a problem if you're expected to be the top player. I'm sure with two other responsible players on his line that would be completely irrelevant.

Also your claim that it happens 'consistently' doesn't hold up. Last year and this year is the first time it has happened and when you look at the Flames roster, it's pretty apparent why. Prior to that he used to line-up against other top lines with no benefit of higher offensive zone starts and break even or come out ahead.

That's ignoring that he would likely be an upgrade on Kesler on the PP and would allow us to create a decent 2nd unit.

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