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11-15-2011, 01:03 PM
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Does it matter that he is a RW? I thought they would call up a LW.
For a fourth line role with limited minutes, I'd say no. If we were looking for someone to play on a scoring line, I'd be more hesitant to call someone up on his offwing, but Tropp is there mostly for his physicality and grinding at this point, which isn't really wing-specific.

The other option is calling up a center like Szczechura and sliding Ellis to wing. But with McCormick out, I think you ideally want to get the physicality that Tropp beings and someone who may be willing to drop the mitts.

Having said that, if Foligno is doing well in Rochester I wouldn't be opposed to him getting the call since he'll bring the same kind of elements, but it should be merit-based, not position-based.

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