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10-02-2013, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by RGY View Post
Nash on the PK? That has to be a typo. He is one of our worst defensive forwards, if not, the worst.
I like having one big offeensive threat on the PK lines at all times. It's one of the reasons I like it when Torts had Gaborik play some PK.

Heres why; it's not just about how good they are defensively, it's about the opposing team's mentality. If it's guys like Betts and Ortmeyer out there all the time, opposing dmen are not afraid. They have to move the puck around a lot, but they will take every inch towards the net you give them.

With a big offensive threat out there, opposing dmen will think twice about pinching. They might fumble the puck and give an opportunity the other way. Even better, an opposing coach might think twice about going with 4 forwards.

We used to have TJ Trevelyan on the PK and his #1 job was the puck hawk and look for breakaways.

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