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Forum: Armchair-GMAug. 24, 2021 at 12:29 a.m.
Thread: CGY 21-22
Forum: Armchair-GMAug. 21, 2021 at 12:04 p.m.
Forum: Armchair-GMAug. 5, 2021 at 8:55 p.m.
Forum: Armchair-GMAug. 5, 2021 at 12:38 a.m.
Thread: Eichel Out
Forum: Armchair-GMApr. 21, 2021 at 4:15 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Jdfitz77</b></div><div>U want Reinhart taking defensive zone draws when he can’t win a faceoff???
That’s not a good idea
He may be decent defensively overall, but that doesn’t mean he’s a “shutdown” type center</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Facebookfighter</b></div><div>You'd use Reinhart. Reinhart has good defensive impacts.</div></div>

Assuming Granato becomes the permanent coach and the chemistry of Cozens-Ruotsalainen-Bjork carries over into next season, it'd be a safe bet that Granato would try to play Cozens' line against the other team's top line, just as he did recently against Boston, Washington and Pittsburgh. Along with having better speed than Reinhart and thus far proving to be a reliable face-off man, I think Cozens has a better two-way game than Reinhart.

Important to the debate is that having a 4th line or dedicated checking line - like the Sabres had with Larsson-Okposo-Girgensons may help with possession time but it doesn't typically neutralize scoring chances against with scoring chances for. The teams with the most success have a line or two that have two-way players that can cover defensively without losing any offense. My sense is that, where a conservative defensive-minded coach like Krueger wanted to have 2 offensive lines and 2 defensive lines, an offensive-minded, attack-oriented coach like Granato will want to have 4 lines of offense with each being defensively responsible. Mittelstadt isn't there yet and Reinhart and Eichel aren't as strong on faceoffs or positional play like Cozens IMO.
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Forum: Armchair-GMSep. 7, 2019 at 8:41 p.m.
Thread: Move Risto