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06-11-2013, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by sa cyred View Post
Unless the kid severlyyyy struggles, I think he is a lock at this point.

Homer is in love with him. I know a few people HATE it, but having your 19 yr play in the NHL even as a 4th line can be good for him. Gets him used to the game and when someone gets hurt (AND they will) he moves up.

Hartnell-Giroux-Voracek
Read-Schenn-Simmonds
xxx-Couturier-xxx
Rinaldo-Laughton-Talbot

Fill in the xxx's with whoever.
That looks like Laviolette's line-up, and exactly why Couturier didn't put up better numbers this season.

I had a thought: if Holmgren wants to trade Read and it doesn't happen in the off-season, he could put him on the top line for a dozen games with Giroux and Voracek to inflate his numbers.

As well, I have no big urgency to anoint Laughton as the 3rd line C. Let him try out with the others and if he blows them away again, you look at the roster.

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