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03-28-2013, 09:22 AM
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nyr2k2
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Chemistry is a funny thing. It's more mental than anything.

When we brought in Gomez and Drury, a lot of people figured Jagr would play better with Drury since both Jagr and Gomez liked to play on the puck. As it ended up, Jagr was usually better with Gomez.

Playing styles don't necessarily need to mesh in order for guys to thrive together. The players are professionals and capable of adapting (usually). If you get guys that are on the same page mentally, you can take contrasting playing styles and have them work. If you have a good feel for where a guy is going to be and what he is going to do, even if it doesn't work with what YOU generally want to do, you can still be successful.

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