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01-12-2013, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
Yeah, I totally disagree about most of the teams that have won the Cup recently using their 3rd line as shutdown. The Kings had Penner and King on their 3rd line. The Bruins had Peverley, Ryder and sometimes Seguin on their 3rd line. The Blackhawks had Ladd and Brouwer.

The last 3 Cup winners have all been incredibly DEEP teams. I just hope we can add at the deadline.
If Callahan is in the third line, I'd say that's an indication of this team being deep. There are no non-NHL caliber players in this lineup, aside from arguably Stu Bickel. Is a bottom-6 of:

Pyatt-Boyle-Callahan
Rupp-Halpern-Asham

vs.

Penner-Stoll-King
Nolan-Fraser-Lewis

Really a huge difference? No, it's really not.

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