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12-04-2012, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
In short, yes. He is benefiting from playing with better linemates. However, he is also playing much better and therefore getting a lot more ice time. He is strong on his skates, has a good hockey IQ and knows the defensive side of the game which leads to more ice time and more chances.

I think he has 2nd/3rd line tweener upside. Maybe a center version of Korpikoski?

I've liked Lindberg over our other "bottom-6 potential" centers since we've acquired him. Everyone felt really excited about Fogarty and to a lesser degree Yogan, but I think Lindberg has a higher floor and a higher ceiling.

That said, I don't think he has second line potential. I think he's our 3-4 line center of the future. However, if Lindberg (or Yogan/Fogarty) replaces Halpern, the team would get significantly younger and probably better.

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