He told ESPN New York that both plays like to have the puck and that:
"They both want the puck, they're both good with the puck, but sometimes the puck isn't big enough for the both of them," he said.Elliotte Freidman wrote at CBC: "It's important to make sure guys who need to carry the puck are partnered with those who don't mind playing without it. Look at Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik. Both love to carry it, and that doesn't necessarily work."
I actually like the idea of having them separate, but they need to be together on the PP. I like the idea of having elite level players on two lines and on occasion together in hopes of overloading a defense.