Winger Acquisition Thread | Part IV: In the Time Before Wingers Came into the World
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02-17-2013, 10:39 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Originally Posted by
Nietzsche Zone Play
No Wingers - I don't think that's a very good way of looking at it. I'd be curious to see what Dustin Brown, Jeff Carter, and Dustin Penner did up until last season. Even then, it didn't really matter because that team won with great defense and goaltending, and timely goals from a bunch of young 3rd and 4th liners.
The firepower is there. Adding one more winger should absolutely cement that and move people into better places. The 3rd line is a bigger concern than the top 2 IMO.
Dustin Penner: 60GP 10 goals (30 points)
Dustin Brown: 32GP 10 goals (27 points)
Jeff Carter: 67GP 21 goals (34 points)
I know we had Sid and Malkin, but our support cast tends to disappear in the playoffs, statistically speaking, compared to their regular season play. Hopefully Shero can find another good winger, better than Setoguchi to pick up the slack.
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