Free Agent Talk (Part XV): The Non-Frenzy Edition
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08-09-2012, 12:26 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Danbury, CT
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See, for me, I would like to see a set number of goals per line.
1st line = 90 goals
2nd line = 65 goals
3rd line = 35 goals
4th line = 15 goals
That is 205 goals total. Now, if the 1st line eventually is Nash-Richards-Gaborik and they score, collectively 105 goals, the other totals will most likely be lowered.
Pyatt, Boyle and Hagelin should shoot for around 12-13 goals each along with very strong defensive play.
I would prefer 45 goals from that line, but at this point that is splitting hairs.
What I don't want is a 3rd line that will create limited offence putting undue pressure on the top 2 lines to deliver every night.
I want a 3rd line that is a threat to score. Whether they do or don't score is not the point. I want teams to look at the Rangers and say, you really have to be mindful if that team. They are three lines deep and can hurt you reardless of who is out there.
More often than not when you have a 3rd line that can create and generate consistent offensive pressure, it's the guys like Nash and Richards and Stepan that benefit from mis-matches and taking advantage of tired opposition.
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