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05-04-2012, 05:11 PM
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kai123
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Originally Posted by jmelm View Post
What I would like to see is the following:

Kunitz--Crosby--Dupuis(unless we get someone better)
Tangradi--Malkin--Neal
Cooke--Staal--Kennedy
Jeffrey--Vitale--Asham/Adams/UFA

In that scenario, if Jeffrey outplays Tangradi, he can move up to line 2, and Tangradi to the 4th line. In either scenario, you could double-shift any one of the big 3 centres with Jeffrey or Tangradi or whomever, and at least have a 4th line with some skill that could create some offensive opportunities. That's part of the way to accomplishing the goal of giving Staal some increased offensive responsibility.

If we end up signing/trading for a guy with skill (i.e. Ray Whitney, Setoguchi, Stewart, etc), then there's a trickle down effect that bumps Asham/Adams out of the line-up and gives us a 4th line with even more skill potential.
This is the kind of situation that would make Jordan Staal leave. An AHL nobody can sneak into a top 6 role, when Staalzy our best player in the playoffs gets stuck as a 3rd line center. I think Staal should move up to a top 6, send Jeffery as the 3rd line center with Kennedy and Tango on his wings. Make Cooke, Vitale and Asham/Adams the energy line

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