Forensics: Brenden Morrow

Anthony Lancione

2013-04-18

 

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Lancione takes a look at rugged winger Brenden Morrow, who is turning the clock back in Pittsburgh.

 

Fantasy Forensics: Brendan Morrow

 

When the March 24th trade of Brendan Morrow beat the trade deadline rush, it nearly instantly opened up the opportunity for Morrow to experience a bit of a revitalization. This certainly has been the case three weeks later in his new Consol Energy centre surroundings. Morrow has eight points in his last four games with the Penguins, and he has stepped up his production in the absence of Sidney Crosby. 


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It was believed that moving to an offensive powerhouse like Pittsburgh would provide more opportunities for Brendan to link up with high level thinkers on the ice and production would be a natural bi-product. However, when assessing Morrow's most frequent line combos, (as provided by Frozen Pools below) you'll notice that he was actually more often placed with the top skilled players back in Dallas, despite the rate of production increase since coming to Pittsburgh. A change of scenery/fresh start seems to be the primary factor at play here.

 

Morrow's most frequent linemates in Dallas (pre-trade)

 

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Spending very regular time with both Jaromir Jagr