Nice Article by Brooks in today's post
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01-11-2007, 03:45 PM
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We play Matt Cullen who is a good 3rd line center on the 2nd line flanked by two snipers who need a playmaking center and Cullen isn't a playmaking center. Also, Matt Cullen not playing the point on the PP is a perfect example of this organization not utilizing our players as effectively as they could be. The Canes win the Stanley Cup with Cullen on the point on their PP. We sign Cullen and refuse to use him on the point. Even though we desperately need a PP point man, so much so that we traded for Ozo hoping he would remedy that problem. As mentioned in this thread we misused Bobby Holik. The list goes on and on. Its an organizational problem very simply put we do not put players into the best situation to succeed. Period.
I think the entire second unit of the PP is a mess. I would even consider breaking up the first unit and balance out both units.
The team needs something to get the second unit going. Especially since it's often the Straka-Nylander-Jagr line that draws the penalty and does not start the PP on the ice.
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