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07-12-2010, 09:11 PM
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I agree Waveburner. Successful teams tend to have quality players at the bottom of their roster.

Last season Chicago had 10 forwards over 20 points and 13 over 15. Philadelphia had 10 over 20 points and 12 over 15. Pittsburgh had 12 over 20 points the year before. Detroit had 9 over 35 points and 11 over 15 the same season. The players that would currently make up the Canucks fourth line would be lucky to break 10.

A guy like Glass is fine on the fourth line if he's playing with a couple of quality players. It'd be inexcusable to try and make a fourth line out of players like Glass, Rypien, Bliznak, Bolduc, Oreskovich, etc. when there are quality fourth liners that should be relatively inexpensive. Players like Begin, Halpern, Mair, Veilleux, Ortmeyer, etc. can play a fourth line style game while bringing other elements like a bit of offence and some PK ability.

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