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04-09-2006, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by BobbyClarkeFan16


One of the things I've suggested is to have someone like Eager play on a line with Forsberg and Gagne. He can add an element of physicality and might keep opposition honest in terms of the abuse Gagne and Forsberg take. That has to be the biggest need this team has to address this offseason. While Knuble might be a good player, he really doesn't hold anyone accountable for the liberties they take with Gagne and Forsberg. Eager would change that. Also, Eager is a great skater and a great checker. He would open up ice and lane ways for Forsberg and Gagne to do their magic and Eager might pop in a goal or 20 playing on that line.

I'd drop Knuble to a line with Richards and Handzus. I'd then try Nedved on the wing with Carter and Umberger. As for the fourth line, Ellison/Dimitrakos/Potulny? might be the last pairing.

I'd like to see Eager on that line. i think it's a good idea. Create room, check some people. I wouldn't mind seeing Downie on that line next year, should he make the team.

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