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02-01-2013, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Jabroni1994 View Post
The best third line centers in the league don't score ~50 points.
Here, since stats are the only thing that matters here:

Carolina.. J. Jokinen put up 46 points last year in what many considered a down year (oh.. and he wasn't playing with Gaborik in his prime), 52 in 70GP in 10-11, 65 in 81 GP in 09-10. He's now Carolina's 3C behind the Staal brothers. This is exactly what my argument is about. I would take Jokinen as our 2C over Stepan every single day of the week. The reason this team cannot put the puck in the net is because our scoring depth consists of elite 3rd line defensive players instead of good-average 2nd liners.

Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
I had a long-written rebuttal to all of this but I feel you are planted in your ways at this point and I almost feel bad. You contradict yourself left and right.

I'll remember to jot it down though.
Fire the scouts

You need your top 6 forwards to be offensively focused. Let the 3rd, 4th line and DEFENSE play defense.

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