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03-03-2012, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by MrLegend28 View Post
what? Its been said over and over that he matches lines. So the 1st line will be the shut down line of the 1st line of the other team lol. Steckel if on the 3rd line will face other teams 3rd lines
Originally Posted by Baba Ganoush View Post
didn't Anaheim's 3rd line play against teams' top lines?

pretty sure Nieds - Pahlsson - Moen played against top lines...but could be wrong.
You are correct. Nieds - Pahlsson - Moen shut down opposing teams top lines for Carlyle.

That's how he matches lines, you won't see him sending out the Kessel line to shut down the Sedin's.

I don't think you fully understand the concept of a 3rd line in the Carlyle/Burke understanding. The third line is constructed to be a hard forechecking line with attention to defensive detail, or player trailing. This isn't going to be a Ron Wilson run and gun 3rd line we've been seeing.

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