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04-02-2013, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawkey Town 18 View Post
I think John MacLean can play on a 3rd line. Here's a comparison to some guys who, it seems like many consider above average 3rd liners.

10 Best Adjusted ES Points
John MacLean: 56, 54, 53, 53, 49, 45, 45, 43, 40, 40
Owen Nolan: __60, 52, 52, 49, 47, 46, 43, 41, 41, 40
Shane Doan: __57, 57, 55, 52, 50, 49, 48, 47, 47, 42
Rick Tocchet: _63, 58, 57, 53, 51, 47, 44, 44, 42, 42

MacLean is the weakest of the bunch, but he's really not that far behind (especially with Nolan, they are almost even), and he also played for a pretty defensive minded team.
My issue with MacLean is more that his defense, while solid, isn't really what you'd expect from a third liner.

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