Thread: Line Combos: 2013 Line Combos Thread II
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02-21-2013, 03:41 AM
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Originally Posted by centcougar07 View Post
Russo reporting that Granlund is with the fourth line again. For the love of God, just send him down if you're going to continue to put him on the fourth line. How is Cullen better than Granlund? Either have 64 center that second line with Zucker who he has great chemistry with or just send him to Houston where he can get some top 6 minutes in and develop into the player you want him to be in the future. Unless you're suddenly projecting him as a 4th line grinder.
I don't agree with that one. He was tearing up an improved AHL before his injury, how would he learn anything there in a much more diluted form?

He is adapting his game to the NHL level, and you see progress each and every game these days. Sending him down now will stop that adaptation process as things there will once again come far too easily to him.

Right now, ANY NHL ice time for Granlund is an opportunity to adapt and learn... I'd just rather he was on the 2nd line since he's been clearly outplaying both Cullen and Brodziak for more than a week now.

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