: Post-Game Talk:
Sharks defeat Wild 4-2
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04-04-2013, 12:37 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bay Area
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Couture line had a rough night but they were playing some tough minutes against Koivu and Parise. SJ was in the lead for most of the game as well so that also needs to be taken into account.
If I were TMac I'd probably put Torres with Gomez and sit Burish, kind of a bummer for him because he's actually been playing well. Still, giving Gomez someone who can score should make that 4th line pretty dangerous.
They were hard matched with the Koivu and Parise lines, they started twice as many times in the defensive zone as offensive zone, and score effects played into the numbers very early. But yes, they were slaughtered.
I think the main reason is because they don't have a playmaker and they can't support a cycle well. They still get transition chances, which is why I believe that when the scoring chances do come out, they'll have faired fine there.
I wouldn't mind seeing Gomez centering Marleau and Couture.
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