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09-28-2011, 03:25 PM
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Blake is our second line LW. That 2nd line works, and further more we don't have to break up arguably the best line in hockey, RPG, to experiment there. There's no reason for burning a year on an ELC for a player just because Blake is regressing and is overpaid (more so cap wise than salary wise now). Just as much there's no reason to play Blake only a handful of minutes a night on a 4th line or a checking role when someone with a game more attuned to that type of checking/energy role is already in our system/on the roster (Jacques, Maroon, etc).
We have a natural goal scorer, and a center he has great chemistry with who is solid at both ends of the ice and can be clutch himself, and a guy that goes to the corners with speed playing with them on our 2nd line. Our primary scoring is fine, let's keep that together and put actual bottom six forwards that mesh well together in the bottom six this year.
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