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03-30-2013, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by PoolChamp View Post
in a top 6 role he will get tougher matchups than Landeskog.. it will not suddenly make things easier for him. If he works out with Kesler maybe it will but that is a pretty big gamble that should be tested during the reg season not the playoffs. At this point any available top 6 player would be a better option than schroeder.

or maybe we should just go get Sammy Pahlsson and shut em down, like last time.
People get too caught up in numbering the lines. Kadri, for instance, is Toronto's #2 centre, but he plays the easiest minutes of the top 3. He's allowed a role that he can handle because Grabovski does all the heavy lifting defensively and Bozak plays on a top line that takes away all the attention. Schroeder at his best could do the same kind of thing imo, unfortunately he's been much too inconsistent (which is to be expected) to rely on that going into the playoffs.

Still rather hope and prey with Schroeder than get a 3rd line checker and hope Kesler can score.

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