The Offseason Thread Part XI: Stempniak and Ponikarovsky, LOL Offseason Edition
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06-27-2012, 08:22 PM
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Again, people on this forum are FAR more obsessed with line numbers than they should be. If we have lines of Hagelin/Richards/Gaborik, Dubi/AA/Cally and Kreider/Stepan/Doan, the line numbers mean NOTHING. That's a first line (the Richards line) and two second lines. This is a GOOD thing. Doan wants to be getting 2nd line minutes? Then he and his line-mates had better be playing better than Dubi/AA/Cally. Those two lines pushing each other can only result in positive things for this club.
Incidentally, I also love the idea of putting Doan with Kreider and Stepan. Those two can really learn a lot from a vet like Doan, and that allows Doan to be the "leader" of his line without trying to lead the team and step on Callahan's authority.
The Kreider/Stepan/Doan line blows away the Dubi/Arty/Cally line. There wouldn't be any competition.
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