if we still have one more off season move... who will it be?
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07-24-2011, 05:23 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles
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I think that Blair Betts should at least get a shot to maintain his position, he was one of the more consistent players last season.
He was consistently mediocre. I think having slow-as-molasses Shelley on his line didn't exactly help. I'd like to see Holmgren sign a true third line player (a la Chris Drury) to play with Schenn and Simmonds so that Talbot can join Betts and Nodl on the fourth line. Shelley is just too slow to play a regular NHL shift. His hockey sense is nearly non-existent, he loses most of his fights, and he can't keep up with the pace of the game at age 35.
That said, some of you guys are getting way too excited about Holmstrom. He
be a solid fourth liner someday, but he's not going to step into the fourth line role next season and be nearly as effective as Blair Betts. How many teams can you name that employ a rookie as their fourth line center?
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