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08-02-2012, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by frankthetank91 View Post
Viewing a lot of line up proposals on here I can't help but get bothered when I see lines such as Kadri-Bozak-Frattin or Kadri-McClement-Frattin, that won't happen 2 rooks won't be on a shutdown line who don't even play defense.

With Carlyle running things, I saw glimpses of this line last season and even though these players get a lot of flack does anyone else like the line of:


I recall last season Carlyle putting Connolly on the wing last year in a shut down role and he played pretty well. I put Mac instead of Kulemin in order to keep Kulemin and Grabo together on the 2nd line but Kulemin and Mac can switch.

Ideally we get someone like Clowe to be on that 3rd line LW spot but as of now I see us going with this.

To tell you the honest truth, I have absolutelly no problem with this line.
A.None of these guys can really be called rooks.
B.Bozak and Frattin have proved that they can play defense.
C.I believe that Kadri's D will be drastically improved this year.
D.I hate the idea of top 2 bottom 2 lines. I think that the third line should be able to score.

Lupes JVR Kessel
Mac Gabbo Gabbo Kuleman
Kadri Bozak Frattin
Brown Mc Connolly

Problems with this:
A.Mc was brought in as a third line guy and likely took a pay cut for the increased minutes
B.Steckel is a faceoff god

You have to admit, that is a solid forth line.

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