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06-25-2012, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Robb_K View Post
Yes! We could. But, I'll bet Hitch rolls all 3 lines with just about the same exact even strength ice time.
That's what I figured too. No matter what the line number is, they are all going to get about the same amount of ice time. The Backes line will still go up against the other team's top scoring line, and the other two lines will be the primary scoring lines if all things go well. Backes' line certainly will put up points, but there's no reason why Backes should lead this team in scoring for the third straight year. He's an elite defensive forward, and he's good offensively, but he doesn't have the talent offensively that Perron, McDonald and even Tarasenko have. Barring injuries, I expect Mac to lead this team in scoring. Backes can take care of defensive and hopefully put up 50 points or so, while I hope for 65+ out of Mac and Perron. Also, I believe Steen was leading the team in scoring before he got injured, so he might have an outside shot of having a breakout year.

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