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01-21-2012, 10:50 PM
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Talks to Goalposts
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Originally Posted by Lehner View Post
Hes not getting soft opposition, he plays about 18-20 min a night. Hes our 2nd line Center playing with Alfredsson and Condra, sometimes they put Michalek on it.

He has been incredible, never thought he was going to be as good as he is and was upset when we traded Rundblad. Hes very fast with lots of skill and has an elite level shot. Saying that tho, its his hockey sense that has him putting up all these points, just has the knack of where the pucks going to be. He has done a good job defensively too.

He still needs to get stronger and bigger but if he does I think he will be a core player for a long time. Dunno how Phoenix messed him up so bad.
Its actually pretty common practice these days to deliberately use an offensively oriented line in soft minutes to produce more scoring. The key question is what kind of players those guys are being matched against each game.

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