Re: GDT: GM 6 St Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild - 8:30 5/12 - TNT

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Dread_Pirate_Westley wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 11:13 am
CaptSMRT wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 11:10 am
Dave's a mess wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 11:07 am
Walker a likely scratch in favor of 11F 7D.
Stay cool and beat their asses.
Why doesn't every team dress seven defensemen???
why stop there? make it 8, 9....TEN!
In all seriousness though, what's the benefit of it unless you have a case where you have a guy that you don't fully trust at 5 on 5 but can be a specialist i.e Prune? Because with only 11 forwards you are double shifting one of your top forwards.
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Re: GDT: GM 6 St Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild - 8:30 5/12 - TNT

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Dread_Pirate_Westley wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 11:19 am
Dread_Pirate_Westley wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 11:13 am
CaptSMRT wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 11:10 am

Why doesn't every team dress seven defensemen???
why stop there? make it 8, 9....TEN!
In all seriousness though, what's the benefit of it unless you have a case where you have a guy that you don't fully trust at 5 on 5 but can be a specialist i.e Prune? Because with only 11 forwards you are double shifting one of your top forwards.
Probably because your forwards are much healthier. Some d-men are nursing injuries, and wouldn't be playing during the regular season. The wild are hitting those guys hard and heavy, while crying about their precious one getting hit. I'd bet that Prunes is still hurting, but he can play PP minutes where there's not a lot of chance he gets creamed. I like this... more minutes for your best forwards.

Re: GDT: GM 6 St Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild - 8:30 5/12 - TNT

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Dread_Pirate_Westley wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 11:19 am
Dread_Pirate_Westley wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 11:13 am
CaptSMRT wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 11:10 am

Why doesn't every team dress seven defensemen???
why stop there? make it 8, 9....TEN!
In all seriousness though, what's the benefit of it unless you have a case where you have a guy that you don't fully trust at 5 on 5 but can be a specialist i.e Prune? Because with only 11 forwards you are double shifting one of your top forwards.
In case one defense-men goes down you have a spare

Re: GDT: GM 6 St Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild - 8:30 5/12 - TNT

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Turk Sanderson wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 12:36 pm
Dread_Pirate_Westley wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 11:19 am
Dread_Pirate_Westley wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 11:13 am

why stop there? make it 8, 9....TEN!
In all seriousness though, what's the benefit of it unless you have a case where you have a guy that you don't fully trust at 5 on 5 but can be a specialist i.e Prune? Because with only 11 forwards you are double shifting one of your top forwards.
Probably because your forwards are much healthier. Some d-men are nursing injuries, and wouldn't be playing during the regular season. The wild are hitting those guys hard and heavy, while crying about their precious one getting hit. I'd bet that Prunes is still hurting, but he can play PP minutes where there's not a lot of chance he gets creamed. I like this... more minutes for your best forwards.
I get why the Blues are doing it. I was referring to the question why every team doesn’t do it.
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