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03-01-2006, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Kafka
He ended the season first in scoring in the SEL league (which was at the time one of the best league around the world with the RUS league and the AHL cause of the lock-out). He continued to produce even without Forsberg and ended the season in front of the Sedin twins (used to be their linemate in the junior SEL league). Gagné's production improved with Forsberg, I am sure the same would happen with Weinhandl..... he could be what Lemieux was to Brown or Stevens.
The top line, as the team is built right now, is the best line the Flyers have in terms of balance. You say Weinhandl's got a scoring touch, and I'm not gonna argue with you, but I don't think he has the scoring touch to knock Gagne off that line (and play off-wing) or replace Knuble's dirty work and trash goals/missed opportunities/whatever.

He won't be acquired to play with Forsberg. If he is picked up, he probably wouldn't play with him. If he was acquired for second-line duties, though, I don't see a problem with that.

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