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02-17-2013, 01:24 PM
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It's 2013. No need for tough guys in the top-6.
Hawks had no problem beating St. Louis this year with their current top two lines.

The NHL has changed.

(No, before it's inevitably brought up, Carcillo isn't oh-so-intimidating that Torres wouldn't have hit Hossa).
Of course, there's a lot more to physical players that dealing with the opponents tough guys. Like physical forechecking..wearing down the opponents dmen. That was a big part of the 2010 team's success. Between the beating they took on the boards and chasing the Hawks speedy players all game - teams were often gassed in the third period.

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Of course, there's a lot more to physical players that dealing with the opponents tough guys. Like physical forechecking..wearing down the opponents dmen. That was a big part of the 2010 team's success. Between the beating they took on the boards and chasing the Hawks speedy players all game - teams were often gassed in the third period.
No doubt. This is a post I can agree with. But this team just isn't suited to play that way (no Byfuglien, no Ladd, etc.) and throwing Carcillo into the top-6 isn't going to change that. A skill and speed game is the style that gives this team the best chance to win (hey, they're 11-0-3 after all).

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Saad stays in the top six til his play doesn't warrant it, points be damned

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Saad stays in the top six til his play doesn't warrant it, points be damned
Exactly. And given all he's done is improve every game, I don't see him being moved to a different line anytime soon.

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we know Q... as soon as we don't win 2 in a row he will change the lines

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