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05-26-2012, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Kershaw View Post
Even if he does free up space, he is just a passenger and does not know what to do with the puck. It would be a waste of ice time and that line would be a wreck defensively IMO. With Hagelin, it somewhat balances out a bit.

The team needs a young, powerforward with size and toughness. The problem is, 29 other teams in the league want this type of player too.
Hagelin's not exactly a great defensive player. The issue when he was on the top line was they couldn't get open. No one could. I'm not saying Rupp's a great solution but it was worth a shot. I would have tried Boyle as well if you're looking for someone quicker and more defensively responsible.

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