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04-26-2012, 09:46 AM
Join Date: Sep 2002
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Was Chris Drury a 3rd line center in Buffalo?
That is the type of role that Staal would play in Buffalo.
It would be a 1a, 1b, 1c situation with Staal potentially playing with Pominville and Leino as a shutdown line with offensive abilities.
It wouldn't be the same as the situation he has in Pittsburgh.
if we acquired Staal:
Leino-Staal-Pominville = 1A line, 20+ minutes a game easily. Staal would see 1st PP minutes, and high PK minutes. He would get the MOST ES ice time of any player. He would be a 1a center, counted on for offensive production AND lock down shifts (d zone draws, ciritical minutes, etc...) Just because you use a top center defensively, does not mean he's not a #1 center... Datsyuk, Bergeron, Toews, etc
Vanek-Hodgson-XXXX = This is my 1B line, or 2nd line, whatever you want to call it. Hodgson and Vanek were just scratching the surface, and I think they have potential... I also want a banger for this line, whether its Tropp, or an acquisition or signing...
Foligno-Ennis-Stafford = This is the Vanek-Roy line from the co caps days, they are going to see weaker matchups and exploit the **** of it (in case you didn't notice, that's exactly what was happening down the stretch)
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