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04-25-2013, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Prallchengher View Post
I know you're responding to idk, but I have a little comment to make.

Emelin was good at "digging" out the puck for Markov. Bouillon is not, it seems, because he is not paired with Markov. I don't see how Weber is worse than Bouillon at moving the puck for Tinordi. And I don't like Weber either. He's weak on his skates and falls down easily. But hell, he's not that worse than Bouillon and could give the 2nd PP wave some freaking life.
Well second PP is Diaz and while I agree that him + LJV packs a bigger punch, I'm not sure those specific mainly shooters are the best combo. Cube isn't that bad on the PP. When it's him and Gorges, it's horrrible, but IMO cuz of Gorges. Boullion can feed Diaz.

As for digging the puck out, Boullion and LJV seem to be equally good (or bad) at it ATM, but as much as this sounds like MT, I think Boullion brings some intangibles including experience that Weber doesn't. I actually think the latter has played well since his insertion into the lineup, I just don't know what Tinordi - LJV would look like. That's why I wish we had tried this stuff earlier instead. Unfortunately the auditions during good times + LJV's injury prevented us from testing it out.

If we are going to be more physical, Boullion hits, Weber does not. Has to be bottom pairing and minimal minutes though. Would love to see Tinordi and LJV both in, but no time.

Just remember that bringing in Boullion was one of the "great small moves" MB was praised for by all media before things went south so IMO it's about usage.

Our PP sucks because of our fwds, not our D. (Though lately Markov and PK have been flubbing it at the blueline.)

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