Thread: Line Combos: 4th line. Love it? Hate it?
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03-09-2010, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Tender Rip View Post

In any case, not signing Betts was ridiculous. He makes pretty much every 4th line in the league better and improves most every PK.

My beef was only with the 'young players' part. In general most successful teams have a lot of experience on their 4th line, and even more so in the playoffs.
While I think a 3rd round pick was overpayment for Boyle, you can't argue that Boyle's been visibly worse than Betts. He's also been a good PKer, and he has a lot more upside than Betts. There's a reason guys like Blair Betts, Stephane Yelle, etc. bounce all over the's because they're a dime a dozen. I'm not sure if other fan bases are like this, but it seems we fall in love with these guys and spend so much time debating about them for no reason at all.

Maybe other teams don't debate about the Blair Betts' of the world because they have a lot more top 6 talent than us, idk.

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