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05-03-2012, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by MtlPenFan View Post
I don't hate those two first lines a single bit.
I figure if we are going to have Crosby and Malkin on this team, we might as well build around them as much as possible. Don't deny who you are. Have two dynamic scoring lines with every player capable of creating offense on their own, and two grinding lines that are capable of chipping in offense.

Obviously it's a big gamble with putting in so many young players, but I think they are all capable of producing at an acceptable level. Bortuzzo and Strait have been professional players for a number of seasons now, and should be able to transition to the NHL game. Despres has talent coming out of his ass, and Tangradi has shown he can at least play a checking line role up here with us.

The hardest part will be getting rid of Martin, Kennedy, and Lovejoy without bringing on any NHL contracts. If that doesn't happen then this plan will never work.

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