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05-29-2013, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Windsor Chief View Post
The best Spitfire IMHO to sit in front of the net did it in a Guelph uniform, and was generally considered as merely an enforcer in Windsor. Not sure if Ty has the skills that Cam had, but the opposition goalie is not going to have a good night with Ty's ass in his face, and if a defenseman tries to move him that makes two guys providing a screen. Too often dating back to the illustrious Mem Cup days, our powerplays had no Spitfire in front of the net, then again when Ellis was shooting not many would want to be there.

Better to design a PP to use the skills on the team rather than to try to force the team to adapt to a particular skillset they may lack.
I remember sitting behind the net, two years ago, and watching Zack MacQueen skate out for a draw on a PP. He stood 10 feet in front of the goaltender. When you have a 5'6 170lb guy standing two feet in front of anyone, they're not going to have issues. I wanted to see Czinder go in front after that and, go figure, it worked. Nobody moved him. Now, put Bilcke in there. Get him to work on deflecting pucks and getting a low center of gravity. You won't move him.

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