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09-24-2011, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by we want cup View Post
Except, as has been pointed out, many successful NHL teams these days roll with 3 scoring lines and use their 4th line for pure "checkers." Look at this lineup for example:

Dubinsky - Richards - Gaborik
Wolski - Anisimov - Callahan
Rupp - Stepan - MZA
Fedotenko - Boyle - Prust

That gives you a checking 4th line, but also a 2nd line that's got two very solid defensive players. Both of your top lines have a defensive presence, but also the ability to score. Stepan and MZA have a (very) big body with a lot of experience to open up space for their creativity, go to the net, and stick up for them if the situation calls for it.
For what its worth I agree with you completely.

That would be the lineup I play for game one.

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