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12-09-2012, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by LeafsMonster View Post
I feel both will play better now. But who will JVR have chemistry with? If he's a winger that is. Kessel and lupul are set, who would Jvr be good with?
I disagree. They played great last year but we haven't seen Kessel + JVR yet, they could be better. One of the reasons I thought Lupul and Kessel played well together was that Lupul could finish Kessel's passes, one thing that Kessel hadn't had in the past. JVR is a pretty big body who I think has better boardwork(?) so if he crashes the net a lot I don't think there will be much of a difference between him and Lupul offensively. The improvement comes from JVR being better defensively (or so I have heard).

With the 3rd line becoming our shutdown line (the addition of McClemant), that means Grabo and his linemates in theory may be getting sheltered minutes. Lupul + Kadri flanking the wings with Grabo between them getting sheltered minutes personally intrigues me. JVR - Bozak/Connolly - Kessel being the top line.

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