Just got to thinking about the idea of splitting up Getzlaf and Perry. I mean they're not conjoined or anything and they are both supremely talented, so much so, that anchoring their own lines doesn't sound like such a bad idea when I say it aloud.
I was just playing with the idea of moving them around in our lineup after thinking about how to "change it up" alittle as the Ducks have seemed to level out a bit lately in terms of wins and losses. Again, I understand how weird it is to even ponder separating our "dynamic duo," but should they be untouchables in the juggling of the forwards in an attempt to find consistency?
Here's a few reasons why this might make sense:
1) Both Getzlaf and Perry have demonstrated maturation in their defensive games this season.
2) Both are league leading point producers who can generate their own scoring chances.
3) The Ducks need more consistency in their offensive production.
4) The Ducks line up is top heavy (the bottom six has had a defenseman playing recently)
Now of course, we know it doesn't really make sense to try to fix something that ain't broke, and that is probably why Carlyle doesn't seem to dream of separating his boys. But, I can imagine the two playing without each other specifically and with other talented players and still producing points and mayhem. Here's just a toss out of what the line up might look like with this done:
Ryan - Koivu - Selanne
Blake - Bonino - Perry
Mc Millan - Getzlaf - Lupul
Chipchura - Marchant - Parros
Just a thought. I really just wanted to know what everyone else thought about this idea...