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03-16-2013, 05:09 AM
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The_Chosen_One
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Originally Posted by DaGHeR View Post
i was hoping for that too but it looks like these could be our lines for this match according to practice :

JVR - Bozak - Kessel
Lupul - Kadri - Kulemin
MacArthur - Grabovski - Frattin
Komarov - McClement - McClaren/Orr

Not sure which line is the shutdown line any more
The Grabovski line will be used as a shut down line. He is the only forward that could effectively contain the opposition's top line at the centre position. It's one of the reasons why we we're contenting for a playoffs spot.

Frattin has the tools to be effective in the role. He is quite effective in battling across the told. While possessing the puck, he knows how to protect it as well. That's an attribute to have when taking pucks out of our zone. He loves to shoot a lot, is quite creative as well meaning that he'll attack and assist Grabovski.

MacArthur is quite decent defensively. He is a pretty underrated puck distributor and can pot a goal. A guy like him is going to keep the opposition's top line honest. The more successful we're at keeping their top line in their zone, the more likely we're going to win. It's essential for 60 min hockey.

Added Later:

Kadri's line is going to be amazing to watch. Kulemin is seen his play elevated by Kadri and Lupul. It's going to be a pretty difficult line to contain with strong cycling game, work around the zone, and simply a tough line.


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