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10-25-2010, 01:12 PM
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Look at the lineup. Look at where Brass and Sammy are playing. Do the math.
Who was the checking line center? Who is now? Who was the top six center? Who is now?
I mean seriously.
The mindset going into 2009-10 (and I'm 100% sure that I recall this correctly) was that Brassard and Vermette would hold down the top two lines (not necessarily in that order) and Manny would be the third line center, if he came back. Instead, Manny held out for a larger contract than Howson was willing to give him. Seeing that Pahlsson was available and was the proven playoff performer that Manny was not, they decided to throw the bucks at Pahlsson instead.
Maybe you don't remember that Brassard had shown top-six line potential in his abbreviated 2008-09 season and many of us (iincluding me) were counting on him to pick up where he left off.
But don't let the above fool you. I'm the crazy one, right?
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