Thread: News Article: Jody Shelley a good signing?
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07-14-2010, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
I would tend to agree, but that has to change if you bring in a real 3rd center. JVR-Giroux as wings centered by a Belanger type seems like a massive waste of talent. Whereas, if you stuck Hartnell and Carcillo around a real 3rd C it would be a pretty effective line, I'd think.
That's true. But having a real 3rd line C in the playoffs would be huge, no matter who was on his wings. It might be a waste of talent but only until players started getting dinged up. Hartnell and Carcillo centered by a 3rd line C has the potential to be quite the ***** to play against, just so long as Hartnell didn't make too many stupid decisions.

At some point, JVR and Giroux need to take the decision out of the coach's hands and have their play demand them having more ice time.

It's really nice having more than six top-6 guys but it really disrupts the 3rd and, to a lesser extent, the 4th lines. Many choose not to understand this but the 3rd line plays a vitally important job that largely consists of a skillset that is often foreign to more skilled players.

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