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05-05-2013, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Et le But View Post
Wouldn't a worse team have less incentive to shelter Reaves? If he was a defensive liability a deep team like St. Louis wouldn't be playing him in their own zone if he was only there to fight. The fact that the Avs start Bordeleau 70% of the time in the offensive zone despite being a team with decent offensive weapons but attrocious defense...that says they don't trust him to play hockey. It could also be why he has more points.

The Blues have a great 4th line and Hitchcock even said he likes to play 4 real lines of guys who can play hockey. Reaves isn't some superstar but he's also not a guy who needs to be benched 3/4ths of the seasons. Bordeleau is a situational player who has no business being in the playoffs.

The last thing that will make this team tougher is having to double shift Gionta and Desharnais. Getting tougher means upgrading.

That how Sacco used is 4th line. That's have nothing to do with the way Bordeleau play. Sacco said that he liked Bordeleau because he wasn't a liability on the ice. And each time I've saw him play this year, he looked fine. And this is why he played all the games for them and av fans loved him.

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