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06-11-2012, 11:43 AM
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Al Lagoon
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Originally Posted by rynryn View Post
oh, pardon me. I thought you meant we were going with a different build than a pure checking/shutdown 3rd line like the ducks had when you said the Wild was going for a different build than one that has a pure checking/shutdown 3rd line. and i'm fairly sure Yeo has said before that he likes a two scoring line, two checking line system.
Kind of odd considering Koivu's line was usually matched up vs. the other teams top line.

Checking/scoring line doesn't mean much on the Wild, as they try to have all lines play a responsible 2 way game.

There's nothing that says the 3rd line couldn't be a scoring line provided they had the talent to score; the defensive responsibility is always going to be a requirement.

The pure checking line ceased to exist on this team once Wes Walz hung 'em up.

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