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01-15-2013, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Lion Hound View Post
I have a couple of reservations on the 4th line. While I like that we have a pair of guys that can play a regular shift and handle the rough stuff, I am a little worried that all three guys are old.

Rupp is 32
Asham is 34
Halpern is 36

I always though that your 4th line needs to be your energy line. Make a splash in the limited ice time that they are out there. Change tempo, etc. I see this 4th line more of a "safe play" here by Tortorella. A line that maybe won't hurt you but a line that might not bring the heat when needed.

In all not really dissapointed, just curious to see how they respond at this stage of thier careers.
They are in their 30s not their 40s. In most games, Rupp and Asham will get between 6 and 8 minutes of ice time and will bring alot of energy in those limited minutes. Halpern will also PK and take important draws so his minutes will be higher. All of our lines will be energetic.

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