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01-14-2013, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Colt.45Orr View Post
I guess this comes down to asking if Lane McDermid is ready to get quite a few games as the 4th line LW because he is a willing combatant and takes fights away from the oft-concussed Horton and McQuaid. He could handle himself with many of the guys in the conference if he stays away from the top heavies.
My view is that the Bruins have enough skill guys, and should be able to produce enough offense, to "carry" a guy like MacDermid. He should have to earn a job, just like Bourque or Spooner or Caron (when healty) or Pandolfo. But if he's a viable option, he would give them other attributes that could be useful to this team. If one of the other kids is a hustle machine who looks confident and like he might chip in offense, fair enough. But MacDermid should be part of the conversation.

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