Gaborik goal total betting poll
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05-30-2004, 12:45 AM
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who else do they put on that line? Wallin and Gaborik and ?
I like the idea, but that 3rd person would very important on so many different levels.
I favor Dupuis.
Wallin's skating isn't that much better than Zholtok's is IMO, so Dupuis adds speed from the wing that can hold its own with Gaborik & get in on the forecheck (something Gaborik doesn't do well because of his fear of contact).
Wallin can play the boards well enough on his own to not warrant a 3rd wheel player like Wanvig, who although bulky makes the line too slow IMO. Dupuis battles, plays with grit, and has also shown good hands & playmaking skills. He also adds a reasonable amount of defensive presence.
Veilleux would be my alternate choice.
Of course I say all of this disregarding what the rest of the lines would look like. Unfortunately with the current roster it always seems tough to come up with 4 lines that work out well enough (i.e. enough speed/size/skill/defense not to be too vulernable).
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