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01-31-2013, 04:14 PM
Thirty One
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Originally Posted by SouthJerseyRanger View Post
I don't know why only a couple people mentioned Stephen Weiss. He's only under contract for this year, he'd fit under the cap, Florida's looking terrible, and he'd actually make our depth on the wings useful by have 3 legitimate, playmaking centers.

Gaborik - Richards - Nash

Hagelin - Stepan - Callahan

Kreider - Weiss - Pyatt

Asham/Rupp - Boyle - Ferrerio

That's too much for any team to deal with matchup-wise. Plus... isn't Weiss what you would call a TORTS KIND OF GUY?
The problem I see with that:

So far this season:

Richards - 16:28 ES TOI/Gm, 72.6% OffZoneSt
Stepan - 13:25 ES TOI/Gm, 64.4% OffZoneSt
Boyle - 11:07 ES TOI/Gm, 28.6% OffZoneSt
Halpern - 5:40 ES TOI/Gm, 22.2% OffZoneSt

Moving Boyle down to Halpern's spot and taking Halpern out of the lineup would mean a lot more defensive zone faceoffs for Richards and Stepan and their offensive production would suffer.

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