Thread: Value of: Dave Bolland next contract
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01-17-2013, 04:18 PM
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Bolland's the 3rd line center for a few reason.

Last year, he was an even 0 in the +/- category. That means his line scored as many goals as the other teams top line. That means either they held the other side's top line to a low total, or they lit the 1st line up. Either way...good by me. If you move Bolland to the 2nd line, what's that do? You're expected to produce points from that spot....on the + side of the +/-. On top of that, you now have to task some other guy with producing the even +/- Bolland proudced on the third line...and looking at OUR roster..good luck with THAT.

Dave Bolland and Jordan Staal are two guys that were tailor GD made for the 3rd line. Great at shutting down 1st lines, and it puts them in a position to go up against a line that's not adept at shutting THEM down. I would love to see Bolland go a couple of season fully healthy as our 3C...with even decent wings.

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