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06-19-2012, 02:10 PM
Johnny Hoxville
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Originally Posted by Northern Neighbour View Post
Most 3rd lines consist of two-way players who also play a physical game. A Baertschi-Backlund-Cammalleri line could have a lot of trouble in their own end. They would also get physically punished and likely have difficulties cycling the puck in the offensive end, as there's no jam on that line.

And no way Cammalleri starts the year on the 3rd line even if Jagr is signed. Cammalleri either will be centering the first line with Iginla and Tanguay or would be the 2nd-line LW with Cervanka and Jagr.
I don't totally disagree with you and understand what you are saying, but the other side of that coin is having that type of 3rd line would cause a mismatch with most teams and we would burn them with having more skill.

Assuming we could sign Jagr, these would be my lineups:

Tangs Cammy Iggy
Glencross Cervenka Jagr
Baertschi Backlund Latendresse

I would also trade Stajan and sign Latendresse. All lines have a good combination of size and skill, what it is lacking are good FO's guys. Regardless I would still roll the dice and go with it.

I would still like to note my first choice would be to sign Semin.

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