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02-20-2013, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Jame View Post
and there were those of us who recognized that relying on them in a bigger role would be a mistake... and that their offensive production was masked by the fact that they had a vanek and a pominville line doing the heavy lifting in front of them
True - but you were in the minority. Most seemed to expect the magic of last year's streak by the 3 to just pick up where it left off.

All I remember thinking as I watched the 3 last spring was that it was just another example of 3 guys getting on a hot streak and meshing for a short stretch - which has happened before. Few lines can sustain a hot streak or have true and consistent chemistry for a full season or more. Stafford had a great run when first joining Roy and Vanek, then the 3 disappeared as an effective line the following year.

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