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08-31-2009, 06:39 PM
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When a guy is paid like a first liner, and has has won the Stanley Cup in two out of the last three years for two different teams playing on the first line, he is a first liner. The proof is in the pudding, not message board hacks' opinions.
You are arguing with Randy Carlyle and Dan Bylsma and Brian Burke and Ray Shero, not me.
, not another one of these posters, you make Ericnut seem enjoyable. If you can't see that Kunitz is a complimentary player, then I don't know what else to say. Dustin Penner isn't a first line player, that doesn't mean he can't contribute on a first line consisting of Getzlaf/Perry. If Bobby Ryan plays on the second line, does that make him a second line player?
IMO, a first line player is a player who is capable of putting up 35+G or 70+ points, while at least having some capability of being an offensive catalyst. Kunitz is a good solution for a team in need of either a complimentary 1st or 2nd line player, which in this cap era is basically every team.
Also, it's not as though Kunitz was even close to a main cog during the playoffs, ever. In fact, he's largely struggled to replicate regular season success during the playoffs.
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