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10-07-2003, 07:57 PM
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Why I don't like the Arvedsson-Linden-Cooke line:

It forces two players to play outside of their best position. Linden, IMO, is half the player at C that he is on the wing. It is more apparent to me than Baron's lack of footspeed was. There is that much of a difference. While I have not seen Cooke play the right side, I have heard other posters say he has been quoted saying he really doesn't like coming down his off wing. Having a shut-down line IS a great idea. Isn't that what a Cooke-Chubarov-Linden line is though? A shutdown line? All three are great defensively, and it allows both Cooke and Linden to play their natural sides.

Another point that has not been brought up much-if you scratch Lindgren, we are left with *one* proven clutch face-off guy. Is Linden going to take all our key face-offs? What if he has an off night in the circle?

I would still much rather keep Linden on the wing unless 100% necesary. I actually think he becomes a below-average third liner when switched to center, and curse every time Crow sticks him there

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