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04-03-2013, 12:03 AM
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The thing is we need a scoring winger (3rd line for Kristo, obviously) to force Therrien to use a 4th line of Moen/Armstrong/White/whoeverelseshouldbeonthe4thline instead of tossing one of them onto the 2nd or 3rd line wing to fill in a spot. We've been so much more effective in the games where our top 9 is filled with top 9 players. Sounds obvious, but it's rarely something we've been able to see in recent years and have a chance to really have it for once.
I could see Bourque being healthy by PO meaning that either Galchenyuk or Prust gets demoted to the 4th line. If there's an injury to the top 9, Prust/Chuckie moves back to the 3rd. Dumont played pretty well while he was up here and I can definitely see him being played on the wing on the 4th line after the TD (when the roster could be more than 23 players).
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