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10-18-2011, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Protest View Post
Not if you want him to work on his defensive abilities. If he goes to the 4th line it will be he, Nodl, and Talbot. That is not a normal Flyer's 4th line. That line would be used the way Lappy, Betts, and Carcillo were in 2009. They would be the checking line, and he would wind up averaging over 12 minutes a night. He isn't Rinaldo or Shelley, he is going to play more than 5 minutes a night even if he is on he 4th line.

Giving an 18/19 year old kid 12+ minutes a night, top PK time, and situational (late, holding a lead) time is not going to hurt him.

He averaged 12 minutes of ice time. Less than Betts, Carcillo, and Lappy did when they were the 4th line.

Couts is already playing that role on the third line........

Betts and Lappy are penalty killers....

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