Thread: Line Combos: 4th line. Love it? Hate it?
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03-09-2010, 03:17 PM
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Fletch
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I agree, cap, as I mentioned. They were, however, better than average fourth liners. They were serviceable PKers and Betts was decent on the faceoffs, but I think we noticed a drop-off early last season when he was going against more tougher competition. I think at one point he was around 46% during the season at 49.3%, lower than prior years averages of 50.3%, 52.3% and 53.4%. Steady decline as Renney used him against tougher competition. But in any event, having Betts on a fourth line was a positive for this team and Sjo was more than serviceable on a fourth line, albeit a bit expensive. Betts, however, is making $550k this season and was pretty cheap as a Ranger (Boyle's a bit less, so there's no real loss/gain there).

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