Thread: Helene St. James Quincey Files for Arbitration
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07-06-2012, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by TheMoreYouKnow View Post
Well the problem is that he's not far from it, is he, as our D stands. Kronwall is obviosly the #1 but there really isn't much between Quincey and White and then you get down to Ericsson and Smith and Kindl.

Let's be real here, neither Quincey nor White nor Ericsson should be top pairing but one of them will be if we don't pull something out of a hat.
I do not think we will have a top pair. I think Kronwall will get the most ice time playing ES/PK/PP. But at even strength they are going to roll the lines (certainly the top 4).

So naming a number two is really not that important. We either roll all three pairs equally or we hide Smith/Kindl on the bottom line and give:
Each 25 minutes a game.
Personally I think we are better off using Smith heavily and rolling all three. Sheltering Kindl just a bit.

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