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Cleary in, Tatar out against Caps

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Guest Crymson

Tatar didn't just play in the game; he was also given 16 minutes of ice time, good for #6 on the team and substantially more than Cleary received.

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Has anyone considered Babcock knew along that Alfie wasn't going to play and used it as motivation for Tatar?

He does have a degree in sports psychology.


Has Babs put Franzen, Alfie, and Tatar on a line together yet? I'm interested to see is they could be a formidable second line, and allow Helm to center the 3rd line.

Both Franzen and the Wings have stated they like him more on the wing. I don't see him returning to center anytime soon.

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Has anyone considered Babcock knew along that Alfie wasn't going to play and used it as motivation for Tatar?

He does have a degree in sports psychology.

No... Tatar was inserted in the lineup when Glendening was sent down... BEFORE Alfredsson was scratched!

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Guest Crymson

Good. He deserves those minutes

Agreed. That said, I believe that---as with Brunner---he is currently best suited to a third-line role with power play time. He suffers against prime opposition.

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If the line of Franzen, Helm, and Tatar keep producing well, it would mean more and more nights off for Dan Cleary...or at least a demotion to the fourth line once everyone gets healthy. I can most definitely live with that.

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Agreed. That said, I believe that---as with Brunner---he is currently best suited to a third-line role with power play time. He suffers against prime opposition.

I'm sorry,but we allowed 7 goals in last 2 games and Tatar has 2 assists and +2 rating while getting the 2nd line minutes,so he can continue to suffer that way.

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