The Armchair GM Thread - Part XXXII - Kessel Run Edition
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02-07-2013, 04:33 AM
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I think it'd be a luxury if we could have Raymond on the 4th line. Puts some skill there and as someone who drives possession and is good defensively, he would only help it do what it's supposed to. Now you have a line that can play a useful ~10 minutes per game instead of the crap we've seen in the past.
If the goal is to win the Cup this year, I think MayRay helps more.
Raymond still has issues along the boards and refuses to go to the net with regularity. It's why he remains inconsistent. I think that in the capacity that the 4th line is used, someone like Weise helps it more than Raymond does. If he's not in a scoring role, or playing with players that have the ability to make plays, I'm not sure he's all that useful.
Odds are they keep him and let him just walk in the offseason, but I think they should move him while they can.
His skill is diminished by his ineffectiveness on the boards and inability to mesh with our C talent. Even with Schroeder he's hit or miss. Hansen looks better with Schroeder than Raymond does IMO.
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