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03-19-2013, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Duke Silver View Post
Komi has some of the worst d-zone man coverage I have ever seen from an NHL defenceman, and I'm actually one of those who thinks he's better than people give him credit for. Giving him first-pairing minutes would likely spell disaster and Phaneuf would still be stuck trying to do two peoples' jobs all over again. I don't think it would work.
Not surprisingly, I disagree.

Komi looked terrible trying to fit in to a run and gun style offense. He can't play that game. He's not mobile enough and not programmed for it. The one thing he does really well is take the man. We sorely miss that. Pair him with Phaneuf in a Carlyle system and his role is predetermined. Be the stay at home guy. No pinching, no floating, just be ready to stop the other team. I often found watching him that it seemed as if he was unsure if whether he should jump in or not, which often led to disastrous lapses.

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