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11-15-2012, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
In principle, you're right, but why should we believe that in a league where there are 18 forwards, the Sedins would not be 1st liners? That's where this breaks down.
If we take it as a given that the Sedins have to play together, I think there's a very good chance they never crack a first line in a 6 team league. Consider how long it took them to become first liners with 30 teams. With 6 teams there are far fewer opportunities for a team to take a chance on turning the top offensive minutes over to a pair of players that basically have to play together.

Even as NHL stars in a 30 team league they were third liners at a higher level of competition when playing for Sweden in the Olympics.

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