Thread: Line Combos: Gagne - Richards - Giroux
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01-17-2010, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by flyguy View Post
I agree about Gagne. He has lost his touch as well as his step (this has been blamed on the groin injuries, but I don't see him returning to his normal skating form in his career). I think JVR and Giroux showed great chemisty earlier in the year. I think a line of JVR-Powe-Giroux would be formiddable at ES. It just sucks because I wouldn't trust either Asham/Lappy/Carcillo to play with Gags and Richards. Briere or Carter would work, but that leaves another hole open.
Gags is still worth his contract but he's no longer a true 1st liner anymore. He's just a very good 2nd liner at this point. And there's nothing wrong with that. It's hard to be a first line player for a long time in this league. You tweak a knee or a groin and you lose that half-step and that's all it takes.

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