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03-23-2006, 09:24 PM
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Gags1288
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Originally Posted by steinie77
Anyone else besides me think this is a sign that Nedved wants to prove something and win? He has fit in on the Flyers and has fulfilled a role wherever Hitch has put him. The guy still can get it done, play wing, center, win faceoffs, create on the powerplay, and set up other guys and he has played on multiple lines due to injuries. For the playoffs, however, the lineup will be more consistent, without additional injuries:

Gagne - Forsberg - Knuble
Handzus - Nedved - Kapanen
Umberger - Carter - Dimitrakos
Savage - Richards - Stevenson/Brashear/Radio
I was thinking I'd like to see something like that, but Hitch is trying to keep the lines a bit more balanced and I don't see them deviating from what we've seen the last few games. I think Hitch wants to give Richards someone to play with who has some skill, which is why we've seen Kapanen on his line. I'd prefer Radio in the lineup over Savage, but I doubt we'll see that either. I think you'll see the same lineup we have been seeing recently and I guess i'm ok with it given the recent results:

Gagne-Forsberg-Knuble
Umberger-Carter-Dimitrakos
Handzus-Nedved-Savage
Brashear-Richards-Kapanen

Man, Primeau would look really nice in that lineup, say in place of Savage.

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