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01-12-2013, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Zenith View Post
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.
If Callahan is truly in the bottom-6, then it's closer. However, the Kings had two "elite level 3rd liners" in that bottom 6. One guy who really is a 2nd liner (Penner) and one guy I think is one of the best 3rd line centers in the league (Stoll). The Rangers have one or possibly none. And I personally feel that King is better than both Pyatt and Boyle. It's not about the 4th line, it's about the 3rd line.

Huge difference to me.

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