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01-07-2013, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Handsome View Post
See, this is why I think Canada should roll four lines. There are no "top six, bottom six". We have a "top-twelve". We have the horses to load up four lines, I think we should do it. We're deep enough to play 12 guys who are all capable of playing any role. No one is going to convince me that Crosby or Giroux are incapable of killing penalties, or that Toews or Nash or Staal can't score on the PP.

There is no need for an "Offensive/defensive line" mentality. Everyone needs to commit to team defence, and everyone should be free to be creative on offence. We have enough fire power to spread it out over four lines and I think that's the way this team should be chosen. If everyone buys in, we shouldn't have any problems.
No one disagrees with you. There aren't any posters on here looking for defensive role players to make the team, and everyone will expect each line to score. Look at Toews leading the team in scoring from the third line in 2010. Every forward on Canada should be expected to contribute both offensively and defensively.

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