scotrbrtsn Posted January 30, 2007 Report Share Posted January 30, 2007 I dont think Gui is second line material yet, he did great becasue he played with a great player like Koivu. And I dont think he can keep up offensively with Kovy and Plekanec. 3rd or 4th line is where his game is best suited and I think where he can help the team the most. Actually I think his size, and ability to control the puck in the offesnive zone is key to this line being succesful. You have Kovy and Pleks, 2 guys who are not great at winning battles along the boards, they need someone like Latendresse who can help keep possesion. Also, lats is great for Kovy because he'll stand in front of the net for a pass, stand there long enough and Kovy will make sure you get it on your tape, so this should work well. The problem right now is footspeed though, he just can't keep up with these guys. Very often he's behind the play, or gets caught flatfooted in the neutral zone. He needs to work on his anticipation, and acceleration, but I still like him on the 2nd line. Despite his lack of speed he's still effective and helps the line. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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