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10-04-2003, 08:47 AM
A soupçon of nutmeg
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Le Creuset
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I don't see Audette in that line-up.
No Dwyer either.
Do you think Hossa will keep on playing a physical game?
The other question is : Is Gainey will go further in that direction?
And is there is a trading possibility to get rid of: *Audette, Juneau and Dackell?
*(soft players Gainey would not like in the actual line-up)
You know, most people here think that Dackell and Juneau are soft and will not be the team for very long this season. I think this is mistaken.
The line of Sundstrom-Juneau-Dackell is important to Julien: they are all intelligent players who understand the system Julien wants to use. They play better as a unit than they do as individuals.
They also teach the younger players by example. Remember that Bulis developed as he did while apprenticing with Juneau and Dackell, without the pressure of having to be offensive. Now Bulis is a complete player with the confidence to explore his offensive upside.
Juneau and Dackell have zero trade-value, but they are still durable, reliable defensive hockey players. They will do for Higgins and Plekanec and Perezhogin what they did for Bulis.
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