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NY Post 01/14/2013: Gaborik switches sides [to LW]
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01-14-2013, 10:15 AM
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I see nothing wrong with Kreider on the 3rd line. This isn't pre 2005 lockout where 3rd lines were all checking players. You put Chris with Boyle and Pyatt, you give that line a breakaway threat.
And who's gonna get him the pass?
Chris Kreider would be looked at to carry all the offensive production on that third line while having the pressure of having to face the toughest minutes on the team against the other team's best players.
On the second line, he can keep a low profile under Gabby, not have as much defensive responsibility (relatively speaking, any forward playing under Torts is going to get plenty of defensive responsibility) and score without having to shoulder the offensive load. Putting him on the second line is putting him in a position for success. Putting him on the third is setting him up for failure.
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