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01-15-2013, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by tjs252 View Post
There's a tremendous drop off in skill after you get past our top-6. There's also a huge drop in experience, which, though I hate the talk of intangibles, is going to be probably useful in a condensed season.

I'm not advocating giving him a starting spot, but as an extra forward/injury insurance, I'd prefer him to the likes of Newbury. If he wins the 4th line C spot, he wins the 4th line C spot.
I'm really not that concerned about the drop off in skill. Presumably one of Kreider or Hagelin will be on the third line. And I disagree with the comment about the lack of experience. Pyatt, Rupp, Asham are all vets. Boyle have three years in the league.

Bottom line: I'd rather have a hard working third and fourth line than one with unrealized skill with Gomez.

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