Thread: News Article: Hartnell Needs To Redefine Role
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10-17-2011, 10:49 PM
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lancer247
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way too early to start writing off Hartnell. As others have said part of it is due to the number of PK time cutting into everyone's ice time plus rolling 4 lines. Even though he hasn't scored I think he has set up Coots and Read with some nice passes. I love having both Simmonds and Hartnell in the line up to stir things up.

Its a long season and you don't know how guys like Read, Coots, or even Simmonds will hold up with the increased ice time. They can afford to carry Hartnell's contract for what he brings until someone like Teswuide or Sestito show they can stay up for less money.

Look at the likely top teams in the east PFs:

Neal, Malkin
Knuble, Brouwer
Horton, Lucic
Malone, Purcell
Gaustad, McCormick, Adam

I would really like to see

Hartnell- Briere- Jagr
JVR - Giroux - Voracek
Read - Coots/Schenn - Simmonds
Talbot - Coots/Schenn - Nodl

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