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Special Teams

Postby DelPen on Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:57 am

So we might have a good problem and a bad problem. First the good, the PP which is just crazy right now:

1st unit:
Neal-Crosby-Iginla
Malkin-Martin

2nd Unit:
Kunitz-Sutter-Kennedy
Letang-Niskanen

Hate Letang on the 1st unit over Martin, He can run the 2nd unit with no pressure and the 2nd unit on paper looks better than it ever has. And Morrow isn't even out there :)

Now for the PK, defensemen will be Martin, Eaton, Murray and Orpik barring an upgrade that knocks Eaton out of the lineup. Safe forwards would be Sutter, Adams, Cooke and Dupuis. Glass might not dress another game after April 3, can anyone else play the PK? in the 2011 playoffs the bulk of forward time went to Staal, Talbot, Adams and Dupuis with Kunitz a distant 5th since Cooke missed the first round. Last year vs the Flyers Park took Talbot's spot and Cooke was available. Looking back several seasons at SH TOI/G, we have favored having 5 forwards play a bulk of the time.

So who's #5 on the PK? Crosby with a regular role? Kunitz? Bennett or Kennedy? Morrow was a fixture on the PK for the Stars until 2011 when he saw time reduced to down to 23 seconds a game last year and now pretty much off completely this season. Can he be the 5th guy?
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