Thread: Recalled/Assigned: ROFL Aaron Palushaj sent down (post #135)
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10-24-2011, 02:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
And that's the bottom line, afaic. I believe that 4th line was on for 1 GF, and 1 GA... total... this season. Definitely "problematic".
It can be a problem, as some have mentioned, when your top guys dont get enough rest, it could be a problem...

That being said, Plekanec is playing 22 minutes a night in October! He's certainly a great player, and 22 minutes a night is suitable for a player to the calibre of say, Mats Sundin...

Not to say it cant be done, but there is a time and place, and in October, your top guys offensively playing more than 1/3 of the game himself, on AVERAGE is definately not a good thing.

Engqvist averaged 6:55, Pulashaj 5 and change, clearly they were not being relied upon to do much, other than fill space.

Too many variables to write off this deal yet... Nokelainen brings a tonne of intangible skills to the table. Something the habs SORELY lack.. Espescially from our lower lines.

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