*Buzzsaw* Posted January 23, 2016 Share Posted January 23, 2016 Yeah I know Daniel scored two goals last game, but those goals had nothing to do with McCann being on his line. The first was a result of Hansen and Tanev, the second Dorsett and Vey. I'm a big fan of McCann, he's a tough nosed kid with lots of skills, but I think he is mismatched with Daniel, and from watching Daniel, I can see that he's getting frustrated. I see him start the typical Sedin 'give and go', only with McCann, the return pass never happens. Neither is McCann working the cycle game, Hansen and Daniel are the only ones to get it going. McCann is primarily a shooter, he gravitates to the open ice in front of the net, and he doesn't by nature have the short pass/cycle gam which Daniel is used to well established. Plus he doesn't win a lot of faceoffs. It makes no sense to break up the Horvat line, and Zalewski's not in the game... so that leaves Vey, who actually happens to have a lot of the skills needed to play with Daniel. He does cycle the puck well, and he is primarily a passer. Yeah, the third line has had some success lately, but I believe most of that is the chemistry between Burrows and Etem, Vey is less of a factor. Plus it is more important to for Daniel to have opportunities as a result of Vey's efforts than Burrows or Etem... Daniel is much more likely to bury his chances. McCann is better to suited to the third line, let him work with Etem and Burrows and learn his craft. It's probably only going to be one more game till Sutter gets back and Daniel has an experienced center, but in the meantime, the substitute for Henrik should be Vey. Edit.... Oops... Center not Winger Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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