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04-01-2013, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by WakeUpNHL View Post
With the pickup of Halpern to insulate DD on defensive zone face-offs. I believe that Bergevin is following up on his 'insulating DD strategy' by looking for a big physical winger who can help DD with his fore-checking and defensive back-checking.

Someone like Clowe on the wing to battle along the boards on the fore-check and down-low. This would allow DD to do what he does best, which is receive the puck in open spaces and pass it to someone with scoring ability.

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In 29 cities + 22/23 cases in Montreal, that is shrewd bench management.

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