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02-20-2013, 11:07 AM
adam graves
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Originally Posted by RainingRats View Post
You give third/fourth line guys a few extra shifts, not put them on the first line. I do think they 100% deserve more ice time but it's pretty pointless. Jack Skille has no offensive skills. He can skate really well, in a straight line, drive to the net, and shoot the puck wide. He could be a good fourth line player if he learned to play defense. Matthias is the ultimate tease but he'll never be a top 6 forward. He can't put it all together. He could be a GREAT third line shutdown center. He's got size and can skate with almost everyone. This team is always trying to get people into roles they're not suited for. Groom Matthias into a shutdown third line center. Groom Skille into a fourth line grinding winger who plays the PK. Kinda like what Frolik does in Chicago. Instead, Dineen "rewards" them with top line duties. A nice thing to do and I'm going a bit overboard but my general statement of we are always putting people in positions not to succeed rings true.
Thats all true but it speaks to our talent level more than anything else.

A healthy weiss versteeg and Bergy and this years start would have been a helluva lot different with the kid line....can you imagine???

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