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10-18-2011, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Ailurophile View Post
Torts just uses the 4th line as his talent turn-style for whenever someone is having a bad game, or not creating chemistry somewhere. That's the problem, there is no 4th line. If he is going to utilize it like that, then why the **** would they sign Rupp? So long as their is always a skill guy getting demoted to that line, there will always be someone Rupp can't keep up with mentally or physically. Torts knows this, and he should not have given MZA a non-spot knowing this, Weise should have been retained, or another AHL grinder kept up to begin with.

Either make it a grinder line, or make it a skill line for players having bad games, to mix up the chemistry. Not half and half.

I'd rather see three animals with ice-skates on gliding down the ice than their fourth-line right now, at least that would be funny.

He doesn't seem to really know what he wants to do with that line.

His construction of it, and the way he disperses ice time are both pretty lackluster.

And I have no idea why Mike Rupp was signed.

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