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07-07-2013, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
Zuccarello wouldn't be valuable on the 4th line. But, given that this team is setting up like a top-9/bottom-3 group, in terms of playing style, I'm not sure your question is really that meaningful. If Zuccarello puts up 35-40 points from the 3rd line RW spot, while getting significant PP time, he's very valuable to this team. I agree that Pouliot might be somewhat more versatile, if only because of his size.
We'll see if that "3 offensive lines" stuff comes to fruition when AV is confronted with these roster deficiencies.

But beyond that, I think the Zuccarello decision comes down to flexibility. Do the Rangers want that extra $1M+ in cap space in case something comes along?

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