Thread: Line Combos: What is your ideal 4th line?
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01-16-2009, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Larry Melnyk View Post
Spot on. None of these players other then Betts deserves to play every game..The 4th line, as is, is probably the worst offensive 4th line in the NHL....Sjostrom is a black hole on offense (his lack of production no matter the linemates is laughable)..Orr is perhpas one of the three worst skaters in the game and his goon vs goon fights serve no purpose....However, it's good to have Orr's presence at times as well as his ability to throw and receive a punch in there now and then, as it is to have Sjostrom's good PK ability and Rico-Fata like skating (results in little)..But neither have earned every-game status and why players like Fritsche and Voros deserve a shot..Competion can do wonders sometimes...
Voros had his shot and adequetly proved that he cannot fight, has no real offensive skill, is not the soundest defensively, is slow, and really adds absolutely nothing to this team. Sjo at least can PK effectively, and plays good defense. He has done more to stay in the lineup than Voros (save that short period 3 months ago).

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