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05-18-2011, 02:43 PM
eco's bones
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Originally Posted by rangers1024 View Post
Why are we looking at 4th liners anyways? We have an abundance of bottom 6 forwards on our team and in the system.
Because just the idea of 'team toughness' is ********. Because Prust is a good middleweight and is overmatched against real heavyweights and if it came down to (for an example) him sending a message to the Islanders if we were getting cheapshot all over the ice some game he wouldn't very likely hold up too well against Gillies.

The point in any case is to get a guy who 1. at least approaches being a heavyweight 2. who can actually play and 3. is not going to cost a lot in terms of cap space.

Examples around the league--Lucic, Carkner, Neil, Rupp, Thornton, Erskine etc.--not all of whom are available.

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