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03-15-2013, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by JackSlater View Post
Yes, Stamkos can play wing. Why should he be switched to wing just to accommodate Getzlaf? Stamkos is the better player. Everything you say about Stamkos defensively can be applied to Getzlaf. Getzlaf is still a relatively poor skater, and he did not perform well on big ice last year in ideal conditions.
Getzlaf is MUCH better defensively than Stamkos.

Originally Posted by JackSlater View Post
He has only played 26 games this year, less than 1/3 of an 82 game season. If he goes the whole 48 games at this level and performs well in the playoffs, we have a significant sample size.
The Olympics are closer to 26 games than 82.

Bottom line is Getzlaf ha one bad year.

Originally Posted by JackSlater View Post
Where is the defensive cover on the second line? Where is the speed?
They are a scoring line. Getzlaf and Perry aren't defensive liabilities like you are making them out to be. They won't be out there to shut down #1 lines anyway.

Anyway, who is your 2nd line centre? Stamkos? Who is the defensive cover on your 2nd line?

Look, maybe the big ice is a concern for Getzlaf... bottom line is, even considering that, I don't see 13 better Canadian forwards than him. Not at the moment. And if Getzlaf is slotted anywhere in this lineup, it's as the 2nd scoring centre.

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