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09-28-2006, 08:28 AM
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The top 6 is set with Bergeron, Boyes, Savard, Murray, Sturm and Kessel. The bottom 6 is NOT set. Only Axelsson and probably Donovan are assured spots. I don't even think that Primeau is an absolute (although he probably has a long leg up). I was pissed when I saw the Bruins got shutout last night, but when I looked at the minutes played, I realized what Lewis was doing.

81 C KESSEL, PHIL E 13:50
71 C SAVARD, MARC -1 16:37
26 C BOYES, BRAD E 15:00

These minutes are not reflective of how much they will play in the regular season. Since those lines are set, Lewis only has 2 more games to determine who and how the bottom 6 are going to play. He lined up Axelsson-Primeau-Donovan last night and wanted to see if they were a capable 3rd line. It's too bad the Rags didn't suit up real NHL competition, but had they done so I think the score would have been a lot worse based on the recounts of last night's game.

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