Game Thread : Exhibition , Habs Vs Wild
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10-03-2003, 06:48 AM
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Higgins and Plekanec are battling for the 4th line spot, so why not play them at that spot? I imagine Higgs will play tonight and Pleks tomorrow and one of them will stay up and take the 4th line centre spot until Kilger or Saku comes back.
One thing that is stupid is Dackell on the third line. Ward should definately be ahead of him on the depth chart and is ideally suited for a third liner, penalty killer.
Strictly based on past performance and suitability, I would see why CJ would match Joey and Dackell. They have played for a while together over the past few years. Based on the potential upside that Ward showed last year, moving him to the third line makes sense. The problem is that I really haven't heard much about either so far in camp or in the pre-season. So CJ may still be playing a bit in pre-season to find where the chemistry exists amongst the remaining healthy players.
As for Pleks, he has been receiving good reports so far and would be a reasonable addition against a very defensive team like Minny...always good to have a shifty playmaker and skater when you are trying to beat the trap. Oh well, I guess he will see the Sens tomorrow.
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