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06-30-2012, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by cardiffgiant View Post
You seem eager to split hairs. Gerbe was a consistent scorer in college and the minors. He has yet to translate it to the NHL, but when his scoring touch is clicking, he's been serviceable (I.e. Not out of place) on scoring lines.
When precisely was that?

If you think that he wasn't strong in a shut down role with Gaustad and Kaleta... Well, we may not be able to agree on anything.
GGK was an energy line that worked by scrumming on the offensive zone boards for the entire shift. The effect of the line was good, its not the same as an optimal defensive line that can also suffocate options when the opponent gains the zone.

What I think is funny is that you think that he's too small to play a defensive game, but think that he's fine as a 4th line grinder.
4th line energy is another role entirely than shutdown line.

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