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06-23-2013, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by billyhauntswizards View Post
if Sather knows anything Asham and Powe wont be ranger regulars next year. Bottom line is the bottom 6 has to be rounded out with responsible, high energy players. Nystrom is an excellent 4th liner and would instantly make this team better. Plus Nystrom, Boyle and Dorsett can all pinch in 20-30 points a year, I don't know where you get that they aren't effect fourth liners.
Dorsett could put up 20+ in a really great season, a la what we saw from Prust in 10-11. Most of the time though, he's a 15-20 point guy. Nothing wrong with that from your 4th line players, but we shouldn't expect so much.

Our problem is not the 4th liners we have on the team. Asham and Powe can be fine as 4th liners (provided that Powe isn't completely ruined by injuries at this point). Boyle, Pyatt and Dorsett. We have 5 4th liners for 3 spots. At the moment, supposing Richards gets bought out, we have one 3rd liner and he tends to find a way into the top-6 (Hagelin). We need 3rd liners.

I like Eric Nystrom a lot and would have no issue with signing him. However, the one, and only, roster issue he really addresses is the need for another PKer. Let's not pretend he'll make us all that much better as an ES team, though.

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