Game 46: St. Louis vs. Colorado "Is this St. Louis?"
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04-23-2013, 01:30 PM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Southern IL
Few different ways to look at Perron on the 4th line.
1. He was brutal in the Avs game and is getting a message. When he was taking stupid penalties and making boneheaded plays but scoring at a 60 goal pace, I defended him. When he wasn't scoring but had greatly reduced his boneheaded mistakes and improved his all around game, I defended him. When he isn't scoring and is making mistakes that cost out the team, it is tough to defend. If this is a wake-up call demotion, it it earned.
2. Hitchcock knows he is pressing and wants to get him back his scoring confidence. It may seem backwards that going to a 4th line would help Perron, but considering that he will probably be matched up against Colorado's 4th liners, he may get some opportunities. Reaves and Cracknell will have no problem opening up space for him or cycling the puck with him either.
3. Last game was the straw that broke the camel's back after a roller coaster year, and that playing on the 4th line may not be a temporary thing. He really may be on his way out of town this offseason and may be in the doghouse
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