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09-04-2009, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by snarktacular View Post
Because the team actually had a 1a/1b setup, with the "3rd line" you are referring to being the defensive #1 line.

In fact 06-07 proves my point. Pahlsson, the leading TOI guy of his line, had 17:21 of ice time. Teemu (likewise leading his line) had 17:41. Getzlaf, the "3rd line" TOI leader had...15:03. And 1:29 was short-handed, likely something Lupul will get none of.

Now factor in that Getzlaf's line will is probably stronger than our 1st line of 07 (we probably want Getzlaf to get ~20 min a game). How is Lupul going to get 16 minutes if he's on the 3rd line? Although the fact that Pahlsson averaged 4:28 on the PK means there might be a little more ES and PP time to spread to other lines if (and only if) Carlyle does not play a checking line regularly.
Heh, I know and I agree with you, just bustin' your chops.

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