: Line Combos:
What are the lines going to be next year?
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08-13-2010, 11:46 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South Jersey
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Ummm...yeah, keep telling yourself that. So basically Prongs should have been benched too, because he was hurt throughout much of the finals. And Gags and Carter should never have played because they were hurt too.
He was not playing because he was not better than anyone else who was in the lineup. Carter at 50% is still 200% better than Carcillo @ 100%. Same with Gagne. You're obviously not going to take out the entire Briere line. If you look at the Giroux line, Giroux obviously is not getting benched before Carcillo. JVR had more potential (not that he fully lived up to it) of offensive skill than Carcillo, and Asham was playing better all around hockey than Carcillo. Now go to the 4th line. Powe, Betts, Lappy and even Nodl provided much better defense and penalty killing than Carcillo. That's why he couldn't knock any of those guys out of the lineup. Oh yeah, Betts was playing with TWO torn up shoulders. Probably shoulda benched him too, according to your logic.
And yes, I watch hockey. Questioning someone's qualifications rather than their viewpoint is a tact generally used when you don't have a strong base of logic to back your position, a la "I know you are but what am I"
Carcillo at 100% > Asham at 100%
Carcillo at 100% > Powe at 100%
Carcillo at 50% < Asham at 100%
Carcillo at 50% < Powe at 100%
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