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12-06-2012, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Jason MacIsaac View Post
This whole lines thing drives me crazy. There are many instances where a "3rd line" center is more valuable than the 1st line center on the team. That's why I don't like using lines, it's much easier to divide minutes. David Bolland plays some of the toughest minutes in the NHL and does really well with those minutes. Lazar seems to have the potential to play that role. If he can be a David Bolland I would take him 12th-15th overall in a second.
I'd say that's a fair comparison for Lazar.
He just does everything right. I watched him 5 or 6 times in November and I was stunned when I found out he hadn't scored a goal all month. He's has incredible hockey sense, is always winning battles and always making plays. At a game against Kootney last week I heard the Doan comparison being thrown around as well.

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