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07-22-2013, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Grant McCagg View Post
It's my hope that Montreal's third line is superior to most teams' second lines in a few years...if Mac is playing on a third line with de la Rose and Eller for instance, and they are a dominant force....I'll be satisfied that he didn't "bust". On good teams it's the top 9 that is important...they are often interchangeable.
Bingo. most will be fine when he's in a role like that or higher. I think some people are worried he ends up as nothing but a 4th liner or even worse a warm body (like Blunden). That's their definition of a 1st round bust.

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