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05-09-2011, 09:25 AM
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I think the real problem here is that we don't roll with 3 offensive lines given the players we do have. We could definitely roll with a 3rd offensive line and even give them more ice time and with Pouliot playing an offensive role he would flourish. Even if it were just Eller/Desharnais, those guys are offensive minded players.

But no, instead it's always Pouliot-Halpern-Pyatt/Moen/etc type lines he's on, well what do people expect a pure offensive player to pull off on a line like that? He isn't a playmaker either, so it puts him in a difficult position in order to be able to produce he would need more ice time more PP time and better line mates. (Then for some strange reason and even stupider sounding, we have Eller-Kostitsyn on the 4th line half the time When they could be on a 3rd line with Pouliot at the bare minimum)

Put Kovalchuk on a line with Halpern and Pyatt, I don't doubt he has the worst season of his career.

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