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08-02-2013, 12:39 PM
The Perfect Human*
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I think if that 3rd line gets some decently high minutes (which it should) - 10-12min ESTOI, with 2min PP for Hemsky, he should be able to produce quite well in that low-pressure role.

Things I like about that setup - Hemsky returns to his role as the man with the puck on his stick on his line. Hasn't seen that since the days of being paired with Horcoff and Penner.

It also adds that element of unpredictability for opposition teams. It was pretty easy to play routine systems D and hope to stop our 3rd line in years past. What are you going to do with one of the more dangerous players off the rush in the league streaking down the right side against some of your lower-level players?

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