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08-16-2014, 04:11 PM
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It does help to be friends with your linemates though. That's why I like that Yak and Draisatl seem to be getting along well. The better you know a person, the better you play with them. Some of the linemates that I performed best with growing up were also my best friends, generally because we knew how each other thought, and could predict what the other was going to do. When playing with guys I didn't know well or didn't get along with (Which, unfortunately happened a lot for me since I moved a ton as a kid) my passes may have been off, or defensive coverage might have broken down easier. Not to mention I was a lot less likely to take a punch for someone I thought was a d-bag.
Good point. I was always better friends with my linemates. Happens in pretty much every walk of life. I think typically, linemates have a certain chemistry with each other than others around them.
It also comes down to similar interests both on and off the ice.
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