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02-04-2013, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by sully61 View Post
Tatar can play a grinding type role, that's what our 3rd line will be with Helm or even Abdelkader centering it. Nyquist is a finesse player who can't play a grinding roll. He is way to weak right now. Nyquist will not succeed in the NHL as a bottom 6 player unless he adds weight, strength and grit, otherwise his best bet is top 6. You need to play your players in roles that compliment their play type. You wouldn't put Datsyuk out on the 4th line to be a grinder/energy player.
I dunno, Cory Emmerton seems to be doing OK this season. I'd be fine with giving Nyquist some ice time on his wing and see if the 4th line can begin to generate some offense. The irony is Pavs did start off on the 4th line and quickly worked his way up to a scoring line spot.

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