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02-10-2013, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Duckstudd269 View Post
He was rolling them more when prospects were on the 4th line. Only guy that's been getting low ice time like Etem got lately ( 6mins and change) is Staubitz. That game was similar to this one and aside from Staubitz, others were at least getting around 8. I do understand that since moving Ryan they've switched him to wing when it gets to about 2nd half of 3rd, so that hurts 4th line wingers chances of seeing more ice time. However I don't think there's any question that he's not rolling his lines as much as he was at the start of the season.

This is kinda another reason I want to see Rakell on the wing. That way when he moves bones to 3rd line center late in game, he can double shift Perry so 4th line guys are used a little more.

Regardless of their ice time though, this team needs another top six forward to play with Getz and Perry. Etem isn't ready IMO.
If Rakell is on the 4th then when Bonino moves up and Palmieri or Beleskey moves down Rakell will just shift to 4C. They won't double shift Perry. The benefit of Rakell playing would be the ability to keep rolling 4 lines without having to juggle their order to keep a double shifted player fresh.

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