from Dana Wakiji of DetroitRedWings.com,
The Golden Knights are a bit different from the team the Wings played last season, having added Max Pacioretty, the former Montreal captain, in a September trade, and center Paul Stastny as a free agent last July 1.
"(Pacioretty's) a real goal scorer," Blashill said. "He's scored in this league for a long, long time. I think that Stastny's one of the more underrated centermen in the league. I've thought that for awhile. One of my best friends that coaches the national team development program, Seth Appert, had him at Denver, so I've known lots about him, his character and all that stuff. I think he's real underrated.
"In a league where everybody just falls in love with skating he does it with his smarts and his hockey sense and his skillset. That combination of him and Pacioretty, you got a real passer, a guy who can hold on to the puck, create space and dish it to him. That can be a lethal combination. It doesn't surprise me that they're having success together."
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from David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,
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