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03-26-2013, 12:20 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Caledon, Ontario
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They definitely will fight for it and Matthias still doesn't get enough ice time because Dineen is weird like that. I'm just adamant about turning Matthias into a premier shut down third line center. He can skate with anyone and has the size to match up with anyone too.
Joel Quenville put Frolik on the fourth line in Chicago and turned him into a great penalty killer
who can now slot in on any line when needed. I don't know why Dineen doesn't try to mold players like that?
I think Shore could be molded that way as well. I don't feel he's "assumed" the 2nd line Center role based on a shortened season and an injury plagued team. Shore could be a younger version of Matthias, they could both fill #2 or #3 slots.
when thinking of a Huberdeau - Matthias - Bjugstad powerplay unit in two years time.
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