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03-27-2013, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Huffer View Post
So, how much of a look does O'Dell get next year?

Question for Ice Cap fans, does he need to be in a scoring role, or could he handle a 3rd line role? Just wondering if he could handle 3rd line duties in Winnipeg at some point.
Noel doesn't use his 3rd line as a defensive checking line ever since USSR got broken up.
Now he rolls 3 scoring lines, where LLW takes the tough matchups, then Kane's, then 3rd line is sheltered. 4th line is extremely sheltered but is predominately given defensive zone starts so that he can use the top 3 lines in the offensive zone more often. So we really don't need to worry about our players fitting into a Burke style 'top6/bottom6' fashion.

Now to be more on topic.
If we were more of a top6/bottom6 team I don't think O`Dell could play 3rd line. He's not small, but he's not big. He's not shy to use the body, but he's not overly physical.

I really think that O`Dell gets a good look.
He can play centre and RW and he's a pretty good goal scorer. He does well behind the net and in the high slot. He's not that great of a distributer though. He would fit well with a combo like Antropov/Lowry + Scheifele/Burmistrov.

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