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06-30-2012, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey Lebowski View Post
You don't need 1st and 2nd line guys on the 3rd line... you just need players that are very good in the role they're put into. You need 3rd line guys that can be relied upon to shut down the other teams lines. You need 4th line guys who will hit and wear down the defense of the other team and can chip in goals every now and then. You need a 2nd line that can put some points up when the 1st line is slumping. You need a 1st line that can be relied upon relatively consistently to score goals.

Right now, we don't have that. I do believe that guys like Saad, Shaw, Jayes, Smith, Beach can be those kinds of players. Sucks for now, but patience is key. It'll pan out for us.
We'll see if Shaw's year was fluke but he's exactly the type of guy you want on your 3rd or 4th line.

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