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07-17-2013, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by rt View Post
Brule was excellent in the Chicago series, much less effective in the Nashville series, and invisible by the LA series. As the competition got bigger and tighter checking his offensive game declined. We're talking about a fourth liner, here, though. I'm okay if his offensive game regresses when he doesn't have time and space, so long as his complete level is high, and he plays a solid intelligent positional game.
That's the problem. In the playoffs the bottom six are as important as the top six. Most times you need the third and fourth lines to step up and carry more weight as the top six get checked a lot closer and don't produce as many points.

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