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03-17-2010, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by dtrap View Post
My question is (and admittedly I don't watch the Pack a whole lot, just sometimes on the internet when I have a night off from work and the Rangers aren't playing) does Grachev play with Locke? Does he have someone that can actually be a playmaker for him and get him the puck the way Duchene did in Brampton?
He started the season with Locke, when he didn't produce he was dropped to the second line with Dupont at center. He bounced up and down for a game or two here and there as Gernander tried to find combinations that worked. When Newbury came in, he was put back briefly with Locke. Last weekend he was on the third line with Crowder as his center.

And please spare me the moaning about how the organization isn't developing him properly because he's not playing on the top offensive line. Ice time is earned and right now Byers and Dupont are playing far and away better than he is on left wing.

(That last part is a pre-emptive comment, not directed specifically at you, dtrap.)

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