Thread: Speculation: What to do about Toby?
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04-19-2013, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by BigZ65 View Post
Really? He was putting up points, but I think to be a Norris contender you have to be a game-changing player in both ends of the rink. Nobody is concerned about Toby Enstrom in our end.

Enstrom isn't going anywhere, but I think we need to realize his limits along with Byfuglien's. Ideally we'd have a shut-down pair, I think we have half of that with Bogosian, and then Enstrom and Byfuglien to play a little less 5 on 5 than they do now and handle the #1 PP. I don't think we have that pair that can make opposing #1 lines work and pay the price to get to the front of our net, challenge them physically, as well as play their position game in and game out. Big part of the reason why we suck at finishing games and finding consistency IMO.
Exactly, well said. It is likely preferable if he was dropped into the second pairing and into a somewhat more limited 5v5 role, while still playing the #1 pp QB role as well.

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