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07-20-2004, 03:03 PM
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Fish
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I watched Ortmeyer in college some and I don't ever see him being much of a scoring threat. Perhaps if everything aligned correctly and he had creative team mates he might top the 10 goal mark, but I think for the most part you have him on your team as a PK guy, 3rd/4th winger.

As to him needing to be a 10-15 goal scorer to be on the third line...here are the following 7th,8th and 9th best goalscoring forwards for each team last year. It doesn't take into account injuries or trades, but it does give some idea.

Anaheim - MacDonald 9, Pahlsson 8, Krog 6
Atlanta - Heatley 13, Robitaille 11, Aubin and Vigier 10
Boston - Lapointe 15, Green 11, Donato/Axelsson 6
Buffalo - Kotalik/Hecht 15, Brown 9, Roy 9
Calgary - Clark 10, Conroy 8, Reinprecht 7
Carolina - Francis/K Adams 10, C Adams 7, Boulerice 6
Chicago - Nichol 7, Zhamnov 7, Daze/Radulov/Moen/Vandenbussche 4
Colorado - Kariya 11, Moore 5, Nikolishin 5
Columbus - Marchant 9, Wright 9, Cassels 6
Dallas - Barnes 11, Dimaio 9, Young 8
Detroit - Zetterberg/Holmstrom 15, Whitney 14, Maltby 14
Edmonton - Dvorak/Horcoff 15, Hemsky 12, Isbister/Stoll 10
Florida - Huselius 10, Hagman 10, Cullen/Nilson/Audette 6
Los Angeles - Laperriere 10, Camalleri 9, Avery 9
Minnesota - Laaksonen/Walz 12, Chouinard 11, Dupuis 11
Montreal - Bulis 13, Begin 10, Sundstrom 8
Nashville - Hall 13, Johansson 12, Sullivan/Arkhipov 9
New Jersey - Pandolfo 13, Madden 12, Langenbrunner 10
New York (I) - Asham 12, Peca 11, Bates/Ronning/Scatchard 9
New York (R) - Rucinsky 13, Barnaby 12, Carter/Lindros 10
Ottawa - Bonk 12, White 9, Neil 8
Philadelphia - Kapanen 12, Primeau 7, Williams/Brashear 6
Phoenix - Radivojevic 9, Sillinger/Comrie/Taffe 8
Pittsburgh - Kostopolous/Koltsov 9, Bradley 7, Holzinger/Pirijeta 6
San Jose - Thornton 13, Damphousse 12, Primeau/Dimitrakos 9
St Louis - Rycroft 9, Nikulas 7, Danton 7
Tampa Bay - Fedotenko 17, Taylor 7, Afansenkov 6
Toronto - Antropov 13, Renberg 12, Reichel 11
Vancouver - Chubarov/King 12, Cooke 11, H Sedin 11
Washington - Willsie/Semin 10, Miller 9, Grier 8

In summary, while there are plenty of 10-15 goal scorers in there, there's also a fair number that are below that mark. Of course if they put a line of Murray-Betts-Ortmeyer out there you might be really struggling, but if Ortmeyer is used with one or two other players with more offensive upside he might be okay on the third line as a defensive conscience.

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