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01-13-2013, 01:26 PM
Porkins the White
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Remember Getz and Perry broke into the league as 20 year olds on the 4th line, same with Ryan, DSP. All highly touted rookies, each playing 11-12 minutes on the 4th line.
A big part of the reason that worked is the same thing that Carlyle gets criticized for: he was a line-matching fanatic. Getz-Perry-Fedoruk were micromanaged so that they could play against the opponents worst pairings, while McDonald-Selanne did the heavy lifting.
Boudreau supposedly doesn't worry about line-matching. I don't think that's entirely true, but it does make it harder to give a 4th line like Getz/Perry or Holland/Maroon (or Palmieri) decent minutes that don't destroy their confidence.
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