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02-14-2012, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Leafs Forever View Post
It's not that he can't play bottom-6. It's that Jarvis, because of his defensive ability, is better suited for a 3rd line role. Sloan has no real defensive ability at this level, but toughness/energy is more suited for a 4th line role.

What lines they played in in real life gets somewhat thrown out the window with the talent level of the ATD as well.
Where is the stone tablet from the hockey gods upon which it is written that the 3rd line in an ATD has to be the "defensive shutdown forward line"?

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