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02-15-2013, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by BraveCanadian View Post
Guys don't post multiple 50 goal seasons from a "checking line".

They were a 2nd line and a two way line if anything.

And Gare was primarily on the offensive part of the two way in my estimation.

So is being the offensive guy on a second line that was also good defensively really that much different a situation individually than being the defensive conscience of a line that was mostly used for offense?

All that said, would I want Rousseau on a front line in this? Not unless the circumstances were very unique indeed.
Gare might have been on the checking line at even strength, but he did get his fair share of PP goals playing next to Perreault, especially in 1980 and 1981. 1976 seems more of a legitimate (scoring 50 from the checking line) season, since only 8 of them were on the PP.

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