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09-15-2011, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by turkinaa View Post
I was thinking the same thing. Nylander might not get enough time to play with Jagr even strength unless we shuffle the lines/play Jagr as a bottom 6 so most of their playing time will come on the PP (if he has the ability to do so). Betts was (keyword) really good at FO and one of our best PKers. With losing Powe and Richards one would think that Betts would get a chance to be a prime PKer again. Unless Nylander can playing 3rd line, PP, and PK with a cheap contract he might not make it. Part of it will also depend on who would be moved to the wing.
Betts has shoulder issues that will prevent him from being a great faceoff guy going forward. Last year he was 51st in faceoff percentage (barely over 50%) in a list of guys who took at least 700 draws (there were under 90 total players).

He's still a good positional penalty killer, but I'm not sure he should be taking many faceoffs, especially on his weak side (the dot to the right of the Flyers' goalie).

I'll be shocked if Nylander gets a contract. Holmgren Translation: Nylander will get a contract.

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