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01-07-2004, 10:11 AM
Guy Caballero
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Originally Posted by Jozeph_Balej
Gainey said Balej was the next too have a look on the Habs pro roster , that's good news

Hamilton Bulldogs Individual Team Leaders
Points: 40 - Jozef Balej
Goals: 20 - Jozef Balej , Gratton
Assists: 19 - Jozef Balej
Plus/Minus: +15 - Jozef Balej
Penalty Minutes: 68 - Alexander Svitov
Powerplay Goals: 5 - Benoit Gratton
Shorthanded Goals: 2 - Jozef Balej, Tomas Plekanec, Jimmie Olvestad
Game-Winning Goals: 5 - Jozef Balej
With Sundstrom and Juneau out he might get his chance. The question is, where to play him. I'd give him a taste on line one with Saku and Ryder, then have Bulis anchor line 3 with Plekanec and Dackell.

Balej - Koivu - Ryder
Zed - Ribs - Dags
Bulis - Plekanec - Dackell
Kilger/Langdon - Perreault - Ward

Just a taste, mind you, to boost his confidence and allow him to hone his skills with our best forward. I still think Zednik belongs on line one (but I won't complain too loudly about that while we're riding a 5-game point streak). I like that line 3, though. Speed, skill, and sound defensive play. That has the makings of a frustrating shut-down line, one with more offensive punch and speed than our current trio of Sundstrom - Juneau - Dackell (their recent good play notwithstanding).

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