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09-03-2009, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Talentless Practise View Post
Agree wholeheartedly. I just think that playing his position against lesser checking accomplishes that better than playing his off-wing, which he has so far been almost completely unable to do, against tougher checking.
That's a judgement made of the player we had three years ago. From I've seen of him the last two seasons he's grown quite a bit. I have no doubt Lupul will be fine on the left side, especially with either Getzlaf or Koivu as his center.

As for him seeing lesser opponents on the third line, I don't think that's right at all. If I'm the opposing coach and I see a line with Ebbett, Lupul and Marchant I'm putting a strong offensive line out there and taking advantage. I mean the getting Lupul gave us the opportunity to not just have two strong offensive lines but essentially two first lines. Lupul-Koivu-Selanne would be a first line on a lot of teams. Opponents would have a hell of a time matching up against us with lines like that.

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