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10-08-2010, 02:08 PM
eco's bones
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In New Jersey you got a 2nd line who averages 35 years old and Rolston at 37 (might be the worst contract in the league now that Redden's in Hartford) and Zubrus early 30's but has been in the NHL since he was 18 on your third line. Your fourth line is Pelley, Letourneau-Leblond (a much smaller version of Boogaard) and Adam Henrique who is making the jump from the OHL and is really a B--B+ level prospect. Can you roll this 4th line night in--night out. Average them in 8-10 minutes a night? Pelley can kill penalties--forget about PLL. Henrique--??--because if they can't roll that line that means all those old guys on the 2nd and 3rd lines are going to get 18 minutes or so of ice time game and game out. They've got something like $38 K to work and guys they can't cut. Tedenby and Josefson might be able to help them but someone will have to go on LTIR. Just simply getting injured and being out for a couple weeks isn't enough to go on LTIR. In their situation they can't simply just call up players for minor problems of missing a week here or two weeks there.

Greene is the one guy on their D with offensive flair. Volchenkov is a rock but is probably going to miss 15 games or so. Tallinder is a stay at home--and a little soft. White a little long in the tooth and vision problems in one eye.

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