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11-07-2012, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
We don't need Gally getting tough match ups.
Put him next to Eller, and give them Gionta as well. They'd make a great 3rd line.
Gally wouldn't have to focus too much on his offensive side, and he'd have two good offensive but very responsible defensive players.
Starting him up on 3rd line would be best. I'd rather give Leblanc a shot on the top 6. He's had the chance before and did decently well.
That would be a great 3rd line, but our top 6 would be weakened. With that 3rd line, this would likely be the top-9:

Pacioretty - Desharnais - Cole
Bourque? - Plekanec - Leblanc
Galchenyuk - Eller - Gionta

If that's the case, Eller's line actually becomes the 2nd line and Plekanec continues to play with muckers. I don't disagree with Gally starting on the third line, but at the same time, the team really needs him to add some oomph to the top-6. That said, if it was possible to upgrade on Bourque in the above scenario, those lines would look a lot better.

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