Thread: Line Combos: 2012-2013 Possible Line Combos
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01-17-2013, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by cbjgirl View Post
I don't have a problem with Dorsett being played where he is for three reasons.

1. He isn't afraid to go into the corners and dig out the puck.
2. He isn't afraid to park in front of the net and take some abuse.
3. His defense is better than others.

You can't look at any player in a vacuum. What role will each individual play on each line? Umberger can be the net presence, Brass can distribute (and hopefully shoot some), and Atkinson is the sneaky little sniper. If they utilize the potential cannons on the blueline as well, they'll do OK.

Dorsett took some huge steps forward last season. He'll be fine.
On #3: that's arguably true of everybody on that line. I dunno if there's even a generally accepted term for that phenomenon - "two-way scoring line" or something?

It's definitely not part of the classic first-through-fourth lines model at all, but I can't help but like the way it looks.

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