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08-17-2012, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by hohosaregood View Post
Yea, it was kinda doom and gloom for a couple months. Lots of trade everyone, trade someone, make something happen talk. It's lightened up quite a bit but everyone's panicking about the 3rd line that can score and play well still but that's kind of a mild concern to me. This is probably the first time in a couple years where we've had prospects that could actually be called up and be useful in the process. We got Stalberg and Oleksuk who look like probable NHL quality players. That's something we've been missing
Well, the third line is a legitimate issue and mild is underselling the problem there. They can't win in the playoffs relying on their top six for all their offense. They can have the best defense and get the best goaltending ever but if you're not putting goals up and doing it when it matters, it's still a loss at the end of the day.

As for the prospects, let's wait and see what they can actually bring. They haven't shown anything that should lead someone to believe they can be called up this upcoming season and be useful. I'll be surprised if they're useful in Worcester especially with the additions made back east. Going into the year, they don't have anyone in Worcester that can be called up and be anything more than a bench warmer.

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