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2013 Line Combos Thread II
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02-22-2013, 05:47 PM
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Absolutely terrible idea to move Heatley from the top line. He was the best offensive player on the ice other than Cullen against Edmonton and has been getting a ton of chances lately. You don't break up a line that is producing chances like that. I guarantee if Heatley continues to get chances he will start potting about .5 goals per game. Which is exactly what we need from a top line winger.
You move Heatley to the 3rd line and you eliminate his game completely. He can produce on that line..maybe he isnt a 50 goal scorer anymore but he is a shoe in 25-30 goal guy with Parise and Koivu in a full season. Coyle is not ready to produce at that level..will he in his career? Maybe...time will tell. I project and hope for him to be a 25 goal 30 assist guy down the road..
But right now moving Heatley anywhere other than alongside Koivu and Parise kills Heatley's game completely and in no way is a benefit to the team. The only way for him to be successful and for us to get maximum value out of his game(and help the team in biggest possible way) is to keep that top line together.
Get back to me after you've watched the last handful of games where Heatley has been an offensive black hole on that line...
I like the **** All-Star, but Yeo needs to get him on a line with Bouchard and Brodziak.
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