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03-20-2013, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Randy BoBandy View Post
Without power play assists Koivu would have like 12 points right now. That line just isn't the best even strength scoring line. I really don't think its Coyle's fault, I think thats on Koivu. There just isn't a playmaker who draws players to him on that line. Koivu, Coyle, and Parise are all high end grinders. Not a bad thing but they really don't have the traits of a even strength scoring line. Not enough creativity in the offensive zone imo
Bouchard would be a perfect fit for that reason.

I like Coyle, I like his game and he is a better third wheel/invisible worker than Heatley ever was. That said, I would still like some more production from that line. They lack scoring right now, as there is not a real pure finisher out there. Coyle might be eventually able to develop into an offensive power forward capable of 25-30 goal seasons, but I don't see it yet. He is a righty though, which might be the sole reason he is on that line.

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