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11-15-2010, 06:56 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Montreal, QC
The difference between Guerin and Kunitz/Dupuis is that once upon a time Bill Guerin was a sniper in the NHL. So playing him in that role on Line 1 made sense (when he was able to keep up). He played very well for us in '09 after he was acquired, and the Kunitz-Crosby-Guerin line was very good for the most part.
Guerin wasn't really a third wheel or complementary winger. He was an aging sniper that just couldn't play his game any longer.
Kunitz and Dupuis, while different in style, are both complementary wingers. Neither should be used as a scorer on a line, and neither should be used on his off-wing...but Dupuis is right now.
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