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11-21-2013, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Callafan24 View Post
Would anyone else prefer for AV to play MDZ at LD for 16ish minutes plus 2PP and John Moore at RD for similar minutes for at least 5 games before doing anything drastic? DZ gets back to his natural position and is given a real opportunity and Moore shoots on his off-side and has the skating to get back. JM is advertised to play both sides and hasn't "thrived" so far on the left anyways. We already know DZ, like McD and Staal, is much better on the left. I don't buy the "Del Zotto needs Staal's minutes to play well" because he had a good stretch of hockey while Staal was out. Playing 22 minutes and playing 18 minutes aren't as drastically different as some are suggesting, and I believe giving DZ and JMoore solid, balanced 3rd pairing minutes and a chance to grow together on the second PP unit will help this team.
Yea it's not a bad idea . Jmoore didn't practice rd but he should

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