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11-08-2008, 09:56 AM
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God Bless Canada
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I won't be around much today or tonight. Who can I send my list to, and paper's list to?

Some very good selections for the third and fourth lines. Wharram's terrific. He usually goes a few rounds earlier, and the mid-rounds are where he belongs. Talented enough to play on a second line, or thrive on a third scoring line, good enough defensively to play on a defensive-minded line.

I'm a huge Thomas Steen fan. I've been a big fan of his for about 20 years. Good two-way centre who played a solid, physical game.

Pit Martin will compliment Kovalchuk well. He'll get Kovalchuk the puck, he'll backcheck, he'll work hard, he'll execute the give-and-go. Whether he can keep the moody Kovalchuk in check off the ice is another question, but on the ice, they should mesh.

Will Hajt be partnered with Ozolinsh? If he is, that will be Hajt's greatest challenge. Facing Lafleur or Middleton on a 1-on-1 will be a breeze compared to covering up Ozo's defensive blunders.

That ultra-talented player I alluded to is still available. But there's actually one who was picked in this group who has a fantastic skill level: Pierre Turgeon. Say what you will about him, and Lord knows I've said lots of thing about that chronic under-achiever, but the guy has a fantastic skill level. When he was on, he was one of the best I've ever seen at slowing the game down to his pace. When he wanted to be great, when he was willing to do what it took to be great, he was a marvel to watch. Should have been a centre of the Savard/Hawerchuk calibre, but he didn't have what it took to be a centre of that order.

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