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10-18-2011, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by sm0ka47 View Post

No NHL team plays their young promising prospects on the 4th line.

Waste of talent as they don't get ice time to improve their game.

You will never see Couts, Read, or Schenn on the 4th line.

This is not fantasy hockey.
Originally Posted by sa cyred View Post
Being 25 yrs old has nothing to do with this matter. Like I said, have you ever seen someone play on the first powerplay unit and 4th line LW? I will be highly surprised if Read plays on the 4th line. And its not about early expectations. Lavy has shown, if you can put up points, you will play. In this case Read has 2 points in 4 games.

Before Dobberhockey went to pay to review, it showed that Seguin played around 3-5% of the time on the 4th line. Thats a good chunk (it shows linemmates). Checked it for an argument during the summer.
Plenty of players have started out their careers on the fourth line. We had Carter and Umberger there for the 05-06 season, I think. In that same season Ducks played Perry and Getzlaf a whopping 8.27 and 7.47 minutes per game on even strength.

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