So let them dominate Z and Larkin? Those guys are counted on to score. Glendening matches up against those guys so our other lines can do the scoring. If we had prime Z and Dats I guarantee Blashill would roll them out against the best in the league
Yeah it worked perfectly well the last season didn't it? I mean we were such a good team. We were so good that we consistently out shot other teams and also outscored them.
Then we did so well that we ended up losing to the eventually Stanley cup finalists Pittsburgh. Ugh if only Larkin would have scored that game winner in game seven of the conference finals. Glendening basically had Crosby's number. He even have Ovechkin's number in the conference semi finals. And don't even get me started on how he shut down Johnson and Kucherov in the 1st round.
Our savior Glendening always seems to keep Crosby, Ovechkin, Malkin, Kane, Stamkos in their place. They like almost never score against us when Glendog is out on ice. All three times when Pittsburg destroyed us by wide margins last season (2-7, 3-6, 2-5) was just a fluke.
This new strategy is the way to go. It's the way to win Stanley cups. Nevermind the fact that the two teams that won 5 of the last 7 Stanley cups have their top centerman against tough matchups (Toews for Blackhawks and Kopitar for Kings). Nevermind all of that. That's a dumb strategy. They only won because they got lucky. Lucky all 5 times. The best strategy is clearly to have your 4th line player play 20 minutes a night against Ovechkin and allow him to shoot 15 times on Mrazek.
That's how you win those godam Stanley cups.
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