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01-29-2013, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by blinkman360 View Post
Aucoin is a 4C. He has 4 points in 5 games. It's a good start, but if we expect this guy to be responsible for our secondary scoring this year we are in big trouble. If Ullstrom gets promoted to the top line, that means we can use any combo of Okposo, Bailey, Grabner, Nielsen, Boyes and even Niederreiter to find a secondary scoring line.

Our only chance of being a competitive team is if we get that top line playing like the dominant line we've been hoping for. Keith Aucoin's success shouldn't prevent us from trying to accomplish that.
But as of right now, Keith Aucoin is our secondary scoring. He has noticeable chemistry with Ullstrom, it would be pointless to pull them away from that until the chemistry is gone. So what I'm saying is if we're talking about right now, Ullstrom and Aucoin shouldn't be separated. If we're talking long term, or a point later in the season (like 10+ games away), then Ullstrom on the 1st line could be an experiment.

It'll be interesting to see what happens when Bailey and Joensuu return. I'd like to see Jesse on the 3rd line, but finding a spot for Bailey will be difficult.

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