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11-07-2003, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by tk421
From the St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Chouinard, Daigle and Brandner benefited from this big time. They're our best checking line," Lemaire said Thursday. "They scored a goal the other night against Colorado. Finished a plus against one of their top lines. They've been great."
Even though you're still appealing towards proof by authority, this quote is from someone with known credentials and someone most of us here trust. You still refrain from dissecting his comments though, which leaves it open for criticism/examination.

For instance it is obvious to assume that Jacques loves Chouinard's checking ability, because he plays him more than any other Wild forward (including the old #1 checking center Wes Walz) on the penalty kill and at even strength. So to me it is logical that Chouinard by himself makes this line rate very high in Jacques' mind.

The quote does argue towards Jacques liking the line and therefore one could use that as support for Daigle's spot is safe, but the quote is short on elaboration and says nothing about Daigle specifically, which IMO like Daigle, leaves a lot to be desired.

But this quote is far more useful than the first one when it comes to the issue at hand.

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