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01-18-2013, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by RDriesenUD View Post
So, you don't think playing with Foligno and Prospal would help him? IMO, that is probably 2 of the best players he could be on a line with. I would add Atkinson to that list too.
I think JFW's point was that he doesn't see him on a shut down 3rd line, which I agree, Foligno-Joey-Prospal is not. Problem is it appears the Jackets don't have a shutdown line and even throwing Letestu in there, while making it more so, doesn't quite get it done.

Playing with Prospal & Foligno has to help him more than burying him on the 4th with Boll & Gillies. The question is what is that line's purpose? A third scoring line or a traditional checking line?

Should be an interesting season with no true 1st line;no real checking line and 2 goalies who could go either way.

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