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10-22-2003, 08:12 AM
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Totally desagree... the checking line need the grit and speed of Bulis... He is a perfect fit for Juneau... The checking line is very effective with Bulis there while he would'nt have the same efficiency on the first line for the reasons Montreal has stated! Bulis does'nt have great offensive instinct, is'nt a finnisher but does have the skills and defensive mind to be an excellent third liner!
He is not a perfect fit for Juneau, it is painfully obvious when watching the Toronto game. A third line needs to be able to counter meanwhile being able to shut down opposing teams. This line cannot do it very effectively because Juneau and Dackell can't keep up. You can't counter with one guy in the offensive zone. Yes he excels in this role, good players can do this, the question is can he be any thing more, and plunking him on a third line with Juneau and Dackell will all but kill any chance he has at building on last year.
Last year Bulis was developing a scoring touch, kind of reminds you of a guy named Richard Zednik who has slowly over the years developed his scoring touch, frankly because he has had the chance to play along with good players and good playmakers.
He isn't a great finisher, but actually does have good offensive instincts. On this team, not any other team, he is better suited along side Koivu because of team needs, and for his own well being.
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