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12-22-2003, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by All-Star
Andreas Dackell, (III) resign
Joe Juneau, (III) dump
Darren Langdon, (III) resign
Yannick Perrault, (III) dump
Stephane Quintal, (III) dump

Steve Begin, (II) resign
Sylvain Blouin, (II) dump
Pierre Dagenais, (II) resign
Jean-Francois Damphousse, (II) dump
Gordie Dwyer, (II) dump
Eric Fichaud, (II) resign
Mathieu Garon, (II) resign
Marcel Hossa, (II) resign
Martti Jarventie, (II) resign
Mike Ribeiro, (II) resign
Michael Ryder, (II) resign
Sheldon Souray, (II) resign
Niklas Sundstrom, (II) resign
Patrick Traverse, (II) dump
Richard Zednik, (II) resign

Donald Audette, buy-out

I resigned Dackell for a year to add depth to the third line. A Sundstrom Begin Dackell line can shut down any line in the league. I want to see rookies get broken in on the 2nd and 4th lines.

So long as the 4th line is used as a second checking line, and the 2nd as a second scoring line, the rookies can learn the different aspects of the NHL without feeling as much pressure.

Next year will be a difficult year for the team, and for the fans. There will be alot of rookies on the team, but if we have semi-stable 1st and 3rd lines, the team probably won't tank as bad as it could with inexperienced players on every line.

This is what I would like to see as the lineup next October:

Bulis Koivu Ryder
Higgins/Hossa/Zednik Ribeiro Zednik/Dagenais/Balej
Sundstrom/Higgins Begin Dackell/Sundstrom (modified only when the oponent has an average 1st line.)
Hossa/Higgins/Langdon Kilger Balej/Dagenais

Souray Komisarek
Markov Rivet
Hainsey Brisebois

I would do exactly the same .

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