Benoit Pouliot: not tendered qualifying offer (June 27)
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06-26-2011, 01:51 PM
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Moen isn't big enough to protect anyone. Also 3rd and 4th line players are going to be useless point wise 80% of the time. Thats why they are bottom 6 players.
I know Pouliot is one dimensional, but he is so much better at that one dimension than anyone else in the bottom six (if you exclude Eller who is really a top 6 waiting to break out).
Your bottom 6 is about balance and having a one dimensional player that can put up 30 points is needed in the bottom six. You need secondary scoring for the long stretches when your 2nd line players aren't producing (which is about 50% of the time), so if you can get your bottom 6 to produce say 25% of the time like Pouliot does, it helps balance the lack of consistency from guys like AK or when Cammy goes through his cold spells.
Moen is bigger than Thornton, why would he not be big enough to protect anyone? What rock have you been living under? Moen has always been a good bottom 6 guy in his career and a very good middle weight, unfortunately without a heavyweight on the roster, it hurts his ability to be that type of protector. He brings a smart defensive game, shows up every night, lays the body and can kill penalities.
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