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01-18-2008, 06:45 PM
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Larry Melnyk
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Originally Posted by Merlin401 View Post
Though they were still a very responsible unit before, they have not been getting scored on much (if at all) in the past month. They're probably a + or even line in that time despite being matched up against the top lines often. They have been an excellent defensive unit.

Whats costing us games is not the HBO lines; its the crappy defense when the other lines are out there.

That being said, if the 3rd line continues playing well and plays defensive for 60 minutes every night, then they'll obviously start to get more ice time at HBO's expense I'm sure.
They have been on the ice for TWO GOALS over the last 15 game and given who they have played against that is fantastic even if they were on ice for only THREE Ranger goals...And this line really started playing well when Hollweg came back from hos benching....Still, as many have said, the way the DDP line is playing it deserves more ice time..At the expense of who is the question....No way HBO should get over 10-12 and on most nights they should get less, so thery are the likely and reasonable candidate...Unless the top two lines are stinking up the joint and we really need defense

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