Thread: Line Combos: Rangers Lines Poll 8 - 3rd Line LW
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07-27-2009, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Jagr68NYR94Leetch View Post
I really dont know how avery gets the LW spot on line 2 over kotalik. Avery should be on the 4th line with Brashear and Boyle because he fits their style of play.

And I'm the only one so far voting for grachev. I think he will surprise many.
Just because they all play a similar style doesn't mean they should be on the same line. Sometimes it's better to have balanced lines with both gritty and finesse players on the same line. I think this is why Dubi and Cally rarely play with each other, because they are very similar. And it's also why the Avery-Dubi-Jagr line had some decent chemistry a few seasons ago.

Additionally, if healthy, I think Avery is capable of potting 18-20 goals. He deserves to be on a higher line, especially because Torts doesn't utilize the 4th line that much.

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