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01-17-2013, 05:32 PM
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seanlinden
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Originally Posted by Hennig View Post
From what I've heard Gardiner will be back soon, may miss a few games.

Doesn't matter, barring some miraculous christmas miracle that Komisarek plays a lot better then he has been the past few years, I can't see him getting more then 15-17 minutes a night. While guys like Phaneuf, Gunnar, Liles, and Gardiner will all be getting 20+ minutes a night.
Honestly... somebody's going to have to get minutes, and if we're looking at Gunnarsson-Phaneuf as the top pair, this team is going to have a very tough time gaining posession of the puck in the defensive zone when Komisarek (and the top pair) aren't on the ice.

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Originally Posted by LEAFANFORLIFE23 View Post
perhaps he does get a 3rd line spot but is it the right spot? I have my doubts
Probably.

Grabovski's a very good 2-way player as is Kulemin. 2 years ago, they were the unit that went head to head with the other team's top guys. We aren't a team equipped to play a shutdown game with a pure checking line... so the Grabovski unit might be ours. Stick Kadri between JvR and Frattin... give him size and give him scoring ability, and hope that these guys can make up for the defensive role that Grabo's line would have to play.

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