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07-22-2011, 12:33 PM
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wow, Derek Grant is getting no respect. Watch him this season in the AHL

Pageau is nice and everything but let's see what he does this season in juniors. Grant was burning the BCHL a few years ago.

Blood, Gryba, Pageau, Sorensen, O'Brien all deserve to be in the top-20

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Originally Posted by sensjersey11 View Post
I meant one-way in the sense that with his lack of size, he's clearly never going to be an ideal 3rd or 4th line player.

I'm sure if he ever makes the NHL as a top-6 guy, he won't be a total loss on the defensive side of the puck, but clearly, his future is not as a 3rd line defensive shutdown player, or as a 4th line "energy" crash & bang guy.
The hockey game is changing. With all europeans making the NHL, the skill is massively going up. It allows teams to have skill on their first 3 lines. Put your best 2-way players on your 3rd line (unless they produce like mad)

It would make sense to have a 3rd line of :

Foligno-Regin-Alfredsson

but we need Alfie (and possibly Regin) in the top-6 this season, so maybe next year.

But I could also see a line of

Silfverberg-Zibanejad-Alfredsson

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