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09-05-2013, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by The Perfect Human View Post
I see one of Perron/Joensuu becoming the Horcoffian-like presence in front of the net on that top pairing (ideally Joensuu).

That leaves a pretty potent 2nd pairing:

Hemsky (half-wall left side) - Gagner (lower left side) - Perron/Joensuu (net-front)
Belov (top half of umbrella) - Yakupov (half-wall right side)

Have it set up like this:

Unit 1: 93, 4, 19, and 14 in their normal spots. 93 is primary puck-handler on right half-boards. 19 is top of the umbrella, a one-time option for 93 and a distributor. 14 plays rover between left half-boards and low-boards, getting open for quick cross-ice passes from 4/93/19. 57/6 works the front of net/left low-boards in a puck-retrieval role in the behind-net area with 4. 4 is in his familiar spot, playing rover between lower right boards, behind net, and net-front. From here he can be both a finisher (rebounds, cross-ice pass from 14) or a passer (cross-ice to 14 or 57/6)

Unit 2: 83 sets up like RNH, except on left side - primary puck-handler. One-time options to both 77 and 64. If those lanes are taken away he's got 89 on lower left side to open up different angles. 64 plays rover between right half-boards and right low-boards, looking for one-time setups from 83/89/77. 57/6 is the net front presence, and works the behind-net area with 89 in terms of puck retrieval and boards play.

I like these and think this is what they could look like but you never know if Eakins wants to try something completely different.

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