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10-17-2006, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Munchausen View Post
The only thing that is likely to happen to that line if Kovalev centers it is to become a defensive liability and a line that will spend most of its time running around in its zone as I don't foresee Kovalev winning lots of faceoffs.

I don't think the problem is with Plekanec centering this line so much as it is with Samsonov and Kovalev not being a good fit together.
Yes and no. I agree that Samsonov and Kovalev are not a good fit. But I also haven't been overly impressed with Plek's so far. I believe it might be too much responsibilty too quickly.

Although never a good idea to break up your top line, I still think the answer might reside with Higgins.

Samsonov - Koivu - Ryder
Perezhogin- Higgins - Kovalev
Kost - Plakanec - Johnson
Begin - Bonk - Downey/Murray

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