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02-04-2013, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthJerseyRanger View Post
If the insistence on keeping the top 2 lines together holds, I like the look of this.

Gaborik - Richards - Nash
Hagelin - Stepan - Pyatt
Kreider - Miller - Callahan
some combination of Boyle, Powe, Halpern, Masher, and Asham
I REALLY want Miller to develop as a center. I've been adamant about that since we drafted him. I believe his future is there. From everything I've read that's where Clark and Gorton envisioned him.

With that in mind, I don't want him to get too much on his plate, yet at that position. 3rd line minutes, I'm afraid he will find himself overwhelmed at this stage in his development.

On the 4th line, with some protected minutes and responsibilities, if Torts can match well in game and have that line face other teams' bottom 6, that could help develop him at that position for the long term.

Ideally, Miller would face other teams' 3rd-4th lines, as would the Richards line.

While our 2nd and 3rd lines would face other teams' top lines.

Look how Kesler came into the league and where he started to develop.

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