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07-01-2004, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Hagman-O-War
Cullen can be a decent 3rd or 2nd line center. He can check and play with energy and he has some decent hands, he just isn't consistent. Trnka is a serviceable defenseman. He is a good 5 or 6 defenseman. When he plays a simple, physical game, he is quite useful. When he tries to be cute with the puck, he turns it over.
I've gotta disagree with what most people say about Cullen. He wasn't much of a 3rd line center when he was in Florida, behind a pretty weak depth chart, so why would he be a serviceable 2nd line center? Meybe if he had the wingers to ride... didn't he do that in Anaheim with Kariya and Selanne???

Gotta say you are right about Trnka, though. Sometimes he is quite competent, but other times it is just painful to watch him. I'd say he is the lesser of the 3 evils (Trnka, Lilja, Biron). Trnka is the kind of player who is playing a good game if you're not noticing him.

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