Chris Kreider/JT Miller Discussion Thread (2/16: Kreider recalled to NHL)
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02-13-2013, 09:30 AM
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Funny I would say that Krieder is not good enough defensively to be a legitimate member of a third line. He is either a top six winger, or a fourth liner.
I am having quite a difficult time understanding the concept of a good defensive line being a "fourth line." It doesn't make any sense, a fourth line is an energy line, not a shutdown defensive line used to match up against the top players on your opponent's team.
That's why you should have good defensive players that can ply defense and skate and pass some on the 3rd line. Not saying you need PPG players on the 3rd, but guys that can skate and chip in on offense more often than once in a blue moon.
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