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03-12-2014, 01:58 AM
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Originally Posted by OgbertTheNerd View Post
Anyone know if Voracek or Simmonds could play LW? I mean, transitioning from RW to LW can't be as bad as going from center to the wing, can it?

A top line of Simmonds, Giroux, and Voracek sounds interesting to me.
Voracek's effectiveness on the rush is lost from the left wing. One of his greatest strengths is how he accelerates through the neutral zone to drive the puck down his off wing, then make that power move into the middle on his forehand. I can't imagine he'd be as effective on the LW, and I'm usually really liberal about players changing sides.

Simmonds, though, I have little doubt could play the left side just as effectively as he plays the right. His strengths aren't particular to either wing in particular.

I would like to see that line as well.

I'd propose either of the following:




Though I still would like to experiment with a Giroux-Schenn-Voracek line. I think that would unlock Schenn's offensive potential, but it's admittedly pretty radical to shift Giroux to the wing.

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