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04-27-2010, 07:30 AM
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Byfuglien TOI Best Served On Offense

For the Canucks series, I think Big Buff should be playing offense. He played less than nine total minutes against Nashville in game six. He's more valuable than that. Seems to me that we should put Hendry in, move Byfuglien back to offense to harass Luongo, and perhaps move Burish out of the lineup. I'd trust Hendry for the 8-10 defense minutes he would play as much as I'd trust Buff on D, but I like Buff much better on offense.

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I have to say I agree...

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I'd rather see him as a hybrid F/D in there, bring in Boynton to play some 5 on 5 minutes against the lower lines for the Nucks, move Brouwer back to the top line and get Bickell the hell out of the lineup.

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I'd rather see him as a hybrid F/D in there, bring in Boynton to play some 5 on 5 minutes against the lower lines for the Nucks, move Brouwer back to the top line and get Bickell the hell out of the lineup.
Can't say I agree with that, however.

I like Bickell and he did a good job crashing the net and creating space on the top line.

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I 100% agree. Buff wreaking havoc in front of Luongo was a big factor in that series last season. I'm for anything that will get Luuuuuuuu all flummoxed. Replacing the limited minutes that Buff got at D late in the Nashville series with Boynton or Hendry wouldn't hurt, and we'd be moving #33 back to where he can be an absolute force.

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Hendry and Boyton are garbage, Buff is a better option on the third defensive pairing and if he's only playing eight minutes on defense, adding another six or seven at forward should work out nicely.

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Hendry and Boyton are garbage, Buff is a better option on the third defensive pairing and if he's only playing eight minutes on defense, adding another six or seven at forward should work out nicely.
The Sedins will pick Byfuglien apart if he's on D.

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The Sedins will pick Byfuglien apart if he's on D.
Hardly.

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Hardly.
Remember this the first time he gives the puck up in our zone in front of our net, and Vancouver scores. They are much more offensively capable than Nashville at converting mistakes.

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Remember this the first time he gives the puck up in our zone in front of our net, and Vancouver scores. They are much more offensively capable than Nashville at converting mistakes.
You could say the exact same thing about Seabrook or Hjalmarsson or Keith, even. Playing eight minutes on the third pairing, Buff should see maybe one shift against the Sedins.

I'm not particularly concerned.

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Seriously there's not a third pairing d-man in the league that wouldn't get torn apart by the Sedins.

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Remember this the first time he gives the puck up in our zone in front of our net, and Vancouver scores. They are much more offensively capable than Nashville at converting mistakes.
They are also much more likely to make mistakes themselves than Nashville simply to due to the different styles of play.

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Good points in here for both sides of the argument.

Like it or not, Q practiced Buff with the forwards today.

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Buff skating with forwards. This is awesome!!!

This is how the Blackhawks lined up at practice for their first day of preparations in advance of their second round match-up against Vancouver.

Lines:
Bickell/Toews/Kane
Kopecky/Sharp/Hossa
Versteeg/Bolland/Ladd
Brouwer/Madden/Byfuglien
Extra line: Eager/Fraser/Burish
Power play units:
Seabrook/Campbell with Versteeg/Kopecky/Hossa
Sharp/Keith with Kane/Toews/Byfuglien


http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nh...ory?id=5142750

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Buff skating with forwards. This is awesome!!!

This is how the Blackhawks lined up at practice for their first day of preparations in advance of their second round match-up against Vancouver.

Lines:
Bickell/Toews/Kane
Kopecky/Sharp/Hossa
Versteeg/Bolland/Ladd
Brouwer/Madden/Byfuglien
Extra line: Eager/Fraser/Burish
Power play units:
Seabrook/Campbell with Versteeg/Kopecky/Hossa
Sharp/Keith with Kane/Toews/Byfuglien


http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nh...ory?id=5142750
I am gonna put this info in Hawks v Canucks series thread , Please dont be offended by it

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Go right ahead. Just wanted to share and didn't really know where to put it! Thanks

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Dustin Byfuglien returned to playing on the wing at practice on Wednesday.
The move is likely being made to disturb Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo by putting the big body of Byfuglien in his face for the balance of the series. He got under the Canucks' captain skin a year ago in the playoffs and the move helped Chicago advance. "I think he was a factor in that series and was last year in the playoffs up front," coach Joel Quenneville said. "On a need basis he was on the blue line and maybe we have some options during the course of games of putting him back, but I think up front is where he is going to begin and hopefully he can be a presence at the net and be physically doing his thing." He skated on a line with John Madden and Troy Brouwer in the session.
Per Rotoworld

Nice move in my opinion. Hope this doesn't bump Bickell out. I've liked his play so far.

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Nice move in my opinion. Hope this doesn't bump Bickell out. I've liked his play so far.
No it was Burish from the 4th line. Bickell was still on the 1st.

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04-28-2010, 06:39 PM
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Good points in here for both sides of the argument.

Like it or not, Q practiced Buff with the forwards today.
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Originally Posted by DirkGraham View Post
Buff skating with forwards. This is awesome!!!

This is how the Blackhawks lined up at practice for their first day of preparations in advance of their second round match-up against Vancouver.

Lines:
Bickell/Toews/Kane
Kopecky/Sharp/Hossa
Versteeg/Bolland/Ladd
Brouwer/Madden/Byfuglien
Extra line: Eager/Fraser/Burish
Power play units:
Seabrook/Campbell with Versteeg/Kopecky/Hossa
Sharp/Keith with Kane/Toews/Byfuglien


http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nh...ory?id=5142750
Like this a lot. Q was reading my mind. I think Buff will be rotated with Ladd, Bickell and Kopecky as needed by Q during the game.


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