Thread: Post-Game Talk: Game 10: Nashville @ Minnesota
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10-25-2013, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by INDhockeyfan View Post
Trotz played Spaling last night because it was Fisher's first game back and he wasn't sure how much he'd be able to play. He wanted to make sure he had a PK guy and center if Fish had to cut his minutes. Hendricks role is to be 4th line and PK. FF and Stalberg don't fill that role. When Fisher was out Hendricks wasn't getting scratched because of the PK. When healthy if there is a choice it is between Hendricks and Spaling not Hendricks and FF or Stalberg.

The reason Stalberg has been on the 4th line is because of how well Bourque, Smith, and Nystrom have played. Bourque and Smith have taken his winger spot in the top 6. No way is Trotz splitting up our best line. If Stalberg gets a top 6 chance Wilson would have to be the guy he'd replace. Otherwise he's playing 3rd of 4th line. I expect Stalberg to play Saturday where I have no idea.
PK centers last night

Gaustad, Hendricks, Legwand

Why would you need to dress Spaling as a pk center only? I don't buy that theory.

Trotz was being Trotz. He wants offensive players to perform without turning it over, depending on other players or needing quality time.

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