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10-07-2006, 09:52 AM
Evil Ted
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Originally Posted by As the Glorious Weep View Post
Koivu's line was really clicking last night while our second line couldn't bury any chances. Everyone seems to agree that the problem with our third line is that it is only full of playmakers that won't shoot the puck. The solution? Move Ryder in there with Samsonov and Plekanec. Ryder has a shoot first mentality and can nicely complement the two other guys on the second line who are always looking for a pass. Kovalev would look pretty good on the first line since Higgins and even Koivu seem to have a scorer's mentality of late. It's sort of bizarre for Koivu but I have a feeling that his lack of peripheral vision causes him to shoot more often. Therefore the eye injury might have been the best thing for his career...

Also, it is quite clear that the only reason that Samsonov and Kovalev were put together at camp is that Carbo had no idea what to do with a slow Ribeiro and thought he could compensate for his slowness by putting him with the two fastest and talented players on this team.

So what do you guys think?

I think maybe we should give them more then a 1 game chance, they had there moments lastnight and played well. Why break up our 1st line which is clicking very well to fix a 2nd line that is hardly broken? doesnt make much sense.

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