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05-26-2011, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Langway View Post
In the regular season, sure. With or without him the big task if they're going to be a contender is having a functional second line with established chemistry. I question Boudreau's ability to maximize offensive chemistry in a system that isn't overly aggressive or risk-taking in nature (and even then it wasn't tremendous).

So, yeah, off-season. Woo.
Probably the main reason I think we need to somehow acquire a 1B center to be the linchpin of the second line. A Mike Richards type.

The first line will always be fine with Ovechkin/Backstrom. I have faith in McPhee to provide a nice mix of bottom 6 players. Alzner/Carlson are a miracle and have, at the very least, brought respectability to a defense that sucked for over a decade. And I'm not worried about goalies. It's the second line that needs attention.

Who that mystery center is or where we get him, I don't know, but I think it could fix the team in a hurry. Alfie? Marleau (NMC and gonna be expensive)? Brassard (Is Columbus really that stupid?)?

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