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05-28-2013, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by
Dazed and Confused
Also high-jacking the thread, but semi related to the Nordic's. I wouldn't be against the Oilers trying the Nordic line (the Hartikainen-Lander-Paajarvi version) as their 3rd/checking line next year.
Experience be damned, the three play well together, and let's be honest: getting a strong consistent effort out of the third line would be much better than filling it with "proven" UFA role players who then feel that they have nothing left to prove.
Nothing great, but at least there's no more corpses that have been populating the bottom six for years. Go after Clowe in the offseason, or maybe talk TB in to a Hemsky for Malone swap and suddenly the top 9 doesn't look as pillowy soft as it once did.
I would feel safer signing a guy like Bickell or Stalberg to be 3rd line LW. Hartikainen needs to get much faster to play that role. They do have greta chemistry though.
Then in a year or two if PRV is capable of 2nd line LW bring Rajala into the third line RW spot. Hes small, but if you have 2 bigger bodies, Rajala adds scoring touch.
Also no doubt in my mind Fedun makes the Oilers next season.
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