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10-07-2006, 11:30 AM
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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?

Higgins-Koivu-Kovalev
Samsonov-Plekanec-Ryder


Are you actually suggesting that Koivu is more of a goalscorer than Kovalev?????

This post makes absolutely no sense. Why break up a line with great chemistry because our 2nd line hasn't scored in the only regular season game that they EVER played in together.

I guess you are forgetting about both Plekanec and Kovalev getting in alone on Miller last night. People here are to obssessed with stats when they should really pay more attention to the games themselves.

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