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08-12-2010, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Cartsiephan View Post
No, Richards needs to play his game and not have to look over his shoulder. He played like a puss until the playoffs. Carcillo played top minutes last year, what makes you think this is not going to be the case again this year. And who did he play with.......? Mike Richards. How Laviolette is going to have his roster formatted is similar to the playoffs, three lines that can score, he has the depth and firepower to do so, it is just getting the right combination.
I see. So saddling one of the guys who you're depending on to put the puck in the net with a 3rd line grinder/rat/agitator with a repuation for diving and attracting penalties makes sense? And then when he does go to the box, one of your best PK'ers is in the middle/end of a shift so he's not close to ready to go.

I know Carcillo played on the top line quite a bit last year, particularly when Gagne was injured. It doesn't mean he's first line material. Not by a long stretch. And even with all that top line time, playing with much better players, he had 12 whole goals, and 10 assists. Even Aaron Asham had better stats.

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