Thread: Line Combos: 2013 Line Combos
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02-08-2013, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
Isn't that why JOB was drafted in the 1st rd while Greening was drafted in the 6th rd & in his first yr in Ottawa worked his way to the top line something JOB has yet to do. Oh, he did the same thing in Bingo his first yr there too working up from the 4th to the first line. Ppl keep underestimating him while the coaches keep promoting him & lets not forget that he put up 37 pts in his first yr & made the allstar game or should we down play that too as being all Speedo's doing?

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Bryan Bickell did essentially the same thing as Greening. He cracked the NHL full time in 2010 and put up 20 goals and 17 assists for 37 points. Then last season his point totals regressed a bit as he put up 9 goals and 15 assists for 24 points.

Greening needs to either develop more skill or become a more prominent physical presence to ensure that he isn't at risk of having his roster spot be replaced by one of the prospects. Greening is in the same boat as guys like Condra, Regin and Daugavins. All of those guys are mid aged players that need to prove to the organization that they are an indispensable asset to this organization who's skill set can't be replaced by any prospect. This year is a pretty important year for all of them because a lot of prospects are getting close to making the jump.

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