Bonk chokes in the playoffs - Why would Gainey want him?
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06-28-2004, 01:43 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
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The Bonk line will in essence be the second line because of how Julien runs a bench. He tries to get Ribeiro out against weaker lines and less offensive lines than his own because of Ribeiro's defensive shortcomings. The whole line 1-2 are offensive and 3-4 are checkers goes out the window. You'll probably see Bonk and Koivu get 18-20 minutes a game, Ribeiro 15-16 minutes, and fourth will get the rest.
Bonk simply might not get the offensive weapons although I think him and Bulis could form a decent duo and put up some decent numbers for their role as a two way line, not a shut down line because I think there is offensive potential.
Add Higgins to the Bonk, Bulis duo, and offense could be produced imo. Especially once Higgins starts getting comfortable at the nhl level!
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