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09-22-2003, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by SmokeyClause
I'll go ahead and disagree on the 4th line point. Why can't Haydar be surrounded by talent on that fourth line and produce decent numbers (given the ice time). Maybe we can double shift Legwand here and make him the 4th line center. The 4th line doesn't have to be a goon line. As long as you don't expect 20 goals and 20 assists out of a 4th liner, I see no problems. It will be difficult to get a rhythm here but if it is combined with decent 2nd line PP time, I see no reason Haydar can't garner 11-13 minutes a game. He's not going to develop a whole lot more on the AHL level. He's already proven he's one of the best offensive players (if not the best) in the whole league.
but if he is in a checking role than he risks being hurt and is not given the chance to score. He would need to be 3rd line IMO which is doable, but the 4th line is generally the hit and grind/ checking line. I see what your saying, but I think he would need to be on a non-checking line as he is small.

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